I appreciate your comment about reading the constitution vs the interpretation by judges.
That, in fact, is what I am trying to get at: call themselves Repubs or Demos they are for state/Oligarch power vs the power residing in the people. Teapartiers who think their interests and outlooks are being supported by supporting the Republican party are being mislead by slogans. I agree with you. When I read the constitution it is obvious the founders intended the militia to be a military arm of the country. My solution to the criminal misuse of guns would be to prosecute all of them in Courts Martial. I would also have a muster list maintained so the militia could be called out in case of invasion or insurrection and I would have all armed members of the citizenry demonstrate that they were proficient. If they failed I would have them train until proficient.
These are Conservative Demands in RESPONSE to the Protestor Demands. These are NOT the protestor demands. They are in an Earlier post on this site. If you read THEM, you will wonder what happened to the gene pool.
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