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The meaning of “militia” in the Second Amendment
04-20-2019, 09:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-20-2019, 09:34 PM by bradberry.)
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The meaning of “militia” in the Second Amendment
The meaning of “militia” in the Second Amendment By: Rob Natelson|Published on: Apr 6, 2019

This passage leaves nothing to inference: Coxe states explicitly that the militia consists of every man from 16 to 60 years of age.

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/04...dRJFRKBEdk

Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 1787-1823, 7 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rts J. 347 (1999).
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?...id=1272675
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04-23-2019, 08:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-23-2019, 08:55 AM by bradberry.)
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RE: The meaning of “militia” in the Second Amendment
Hopefully this is a better link: https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewc...ext=wmborj

The power of the sword, say the minority of Pennsylvania, is in the handsof Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for THE POWERSOF THE SWORD ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE YEOMANRY OFAMERICA FROM SIXTEEN TO SIXTY.2 The militia of these freecommonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when comparedwith any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are themilitia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn ourarms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power todisarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of thesoldier, are the birthright of an American. What clause in the state or[federal] constitution hath given away that important right .... [T]heunlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either thefoederal orstate governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in thehands of the people
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