Originally Posted by Direckshun
Oh man, let's not get into what we think the 2nd amendment actually prescribes as written in the Constitution.
I don't think it's for private citizens to band together into a militia to supplement the state's law enforcement.
Actually... that is exactly what it means.
10 USC § 311 - Militia: composition and classes
Current through Pub. L. 112-238. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.