Scandinavia and the World

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Armed to immobilize 6 9, 10:11pm

@Newnetherlander Which was rendered superfluous when the United States developed a permanent military of professional soldiers, then rendered even more superfluous by the way in which military weaponry has changed compared to civilian weaponry since the Constitution was written (especially in the 20th Century). Up until the 1980s, the line was widely interpreted by everyone as applying only to militias, which were supposed to be trained and directed by the government- hence, "well regulated." It's only been in the last 40 years than anyone at all has begun pushing the idea of unlimited gun ownership while ignoring what the actually very well defined clause about militias meant.