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Subject:  Re: Right vs Priviledge Date:  6/16/2021  3:46 PM
Author:  MataroPete Number:  536648 of 538165

...although the Second Amendment refers to militias, the term "militia" refers to the population of able-bodied men...

Yes, this is one of the major reasons why the Heller case is important. Scalia's explanation of why the Founders used the term militia instead of all "able-bodied men" may not be satisfactory to many if that is what was meant, but there it is. Since we have three somewhat Scalia-like replacements since his exit (and remember, Heller was a 5-4 decision), one could comfortably wager that the Rifle & Pistol Association will prevail.

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