Thursday, January 17, 2013
I came across this tonight while browsing M-W Online, and I thought it was interesting. (I love their trend watch; it's always fun to see what people have been reading.)
I'm a little confused, though. Because to me, even the second definition says nothing about it being every citizen's right to own guns. It still says a body of citizens, organized, for military service. That seems like three separate requirements, none of which are met by the average American who is not part of a group of citizens who have organized themselves for military service. Am I missing something? Is it, like... that all citizens have the potential to organize themselves into a militia? That doesn't really make sense to me either, but at least it'd be something in the way of an explanation...