Why you need an assault weapon and a high capacity magazine.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 @ 12:23:17 CDT
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I’m sure many of you reading this are familiar with the Second Amendment but are you aware of all the subsequent language and precedent associated with this historic preservation of freedom. Amendment II states; “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.” Most people mistakenly assume that only the second part refers to citizens and the first part refers to the military. This is false. According to the Federal Code, the unorganized militia consists of all males between the ages of 17 and 45, or 65 if they have prior military service.

The militia was established for the purpose of defending this country from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Also according to US code title 10 there are two classes of the militia. They are, the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia, and the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia. The Illinois Constitution further defines the Illinois militia. Article XII SECTION 1.MEMBERSHIP The State militia consists of all able-bodied persons residing in the State except those exempted by law. Therefore, most of you reading this are in the militia. Take note, however, that nowhere is the source of weapons for the militia defined. Does anyone think that the government has an armory large enough to arm the millions of us when we are called upon to defend the soil of this country again? Of course not, it is assumed that since the right to keep and bear arms is not infringed the militia will be armed as necessary for a free state. We are expected to be able to walk into battle B.Y.O.W. – Bring Your Own Weapon. Furthermore, the first weapon ever banned in the US was the sawed-off shotgun. It was deemed as a non-effective militia weapon. This was decided in US vs. Miller in 1939. The Supreme Court stated “no 'reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia.” Bottom line, would you want to go into battle with only a 10 round magazine in a low caliber weapon? Well if the gun banners in Illinois have their way and the terrorists are able to come to the heartland and attack, you will get your chance. This is not about hunting or sport shooting although those are affected and important. It is about preserving liberty and passing it to our next generation just like our forefathers did for us.





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