There is a clear distinction in the Constitution between a standing army (which was not to be funded for more than 3 years) and the militia. The militia, not the army, was tasked with “suppressing insurrections and repelling invasions” according to Article 1, Sec 8, Clause 15. The next clause, Article 1, Sec 8, Clause 16, gave Congress authority to organize, arm and train the militia and to appoint officers. That was what the term “well regulated” referred to in the Second Amendment — not the infringement of rights by bureaucratic “regulations”.<quoted text>
The treaty has ZERO to do with gun rights in the US.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
The Congress was tasked with arming the militia, not disarming it incrementally. The public’s understanding of militias and the army has been turned upside down by the schools and the corporate media. To correct it, we need to understand that a standing army and a national bank were correctly understood by the Founders to be the greatest threats to our liberties. The Constitution calls for a citizen militia, not a standing professional army, to defend the country.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm