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.
(1) What exactly is the criteria for "well-regulated"?
Brian T. Halonen wrote:The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.
(Brian Halonen is a PhD grad from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Daniel J. Schultz J.D., agrees.
How does the Supreme Court interpret "well-regulated"?
" In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the U.S. Supreme Court stated that":
the adjective 'well-regulated' implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/2 ... ed-militia
(2) If my friends and I are "well-regulated," does this mean that we can form a militia to promote the security of a free state?
- (If so, can we call it the Troll Forest Brigade?)
(3) Would you join the Troll Forest Bridge?