One Solution to the Gun Problem: Enforce the Whole Second Amendment - DailyFinance
Joe D commented
this author makes a few good points, but fails at so many others.
"...qualifying the right by couching it in terms of a military
organization". They they go on to argue that it's a moot argument, since
the federal military obviously trumps that. What a load of crap.
"militia", at the time, was all able-bodied adult (white) men. We don't
discriminate (much) based on gender or skin color anymore, so in
today's world that would be all adult citizens. When the state felt it
needed an armed force, it called up this militia to fight. It has
absolutely nothing to do with a standing army.
author then goes on to argue for a modern-day "militia". Personally, I
think this is a great idea. But the last time this was attempted (the
National Guard), the federal government nationalized it, sending it
overseas to fight. This defeated the entire purpose.
the author *really* lost me when they argued the modern militia would
be overseen by full-time people, who would report to the execute branch
of the federal government. I'm sorry, but you are a farking moron.
Having the only armed bodies we have all reporting to the same branch of
the federal government is stupid, wasteful, and dangerous.