14 January 2013

What Is "The Militia?"*



"The people have a right to keep arms; therefore, if we should have some Executive who attempted to set himself up as dictator or king, the people can organize themselves together and, with the arms and ammunition they have, they can properly protect themselves. . . ." (Rep. John W. Patman, 1941 - found here)

* With apologies for stepping on Jenny's hem, while she posts a wonderful series on the topic here.

7 comments:

threecollie said...

It appears that our New York legislators are even now jamming through radical new gun control laws, even though huge numbers of people are swarming gun shows and shops to show support for the Second Amendment. Makes me sick.

Matt said...

Perhaps they need to peacefully swarm their state rep's offices and camp out there.

Rev. Paul said...

threecollie, that will NOT end well. The people everywhere have had just about enough.

Matt, I'm beginning to wonder if even that would work. But it would certainly get someone's attention.

Old NFO said...

not if the left has their way...

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, that's what this is all about, I think.

armedlaughing said...

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on
Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, that's it exactly.