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GUNS: Read the 2nd Amendment more closely

Letter by Timothy S. Jacobson, Gig Harbor on Dec. 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm with No Comments »
December 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Am I the only person in America who can quote the entire Second Amendment? Have the NRA and their lobbyists convinced the entire population that the first half of the single-sentence amendment does not exist?

Herewith is the entire text: “A WELL REGULATED MILITIA being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

This sounds pretty simple to me, or am I missing the intent of the founding fathers?

If you want to keep and bear arms, you must belong to a well-regulated militia. We in Washington and all other states have a state militia, the National Guard. If you want to bear arms, join up. Simple!


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