You may have heard.
And the petition has tens of thousands of signatures, with real people feeling bold enough to put their real names on it. Not just bold enough, but damn proud of it.
Professor Reynolds has some good advice:
THINK I’LL BUY ANOTHER GUN OR TWO: MoveOn.Org petition demands GOP arrests for ‘conspiracy against US.’ Because these people are making plain how they think, and what they’d do if they had the power to. Take it seriously, because they do.
As stated by the Court in the Heller case:
There are many reasons why the militia was thought to be “necessary to the security of a free state.” See 3 Story §1890. First, of course, it is useful in repelling invasions and suppressing insurrections. Second, it renders large standing armies unnecessary — an argument that Alexander Hamilton made in favor of federal control over the militia. The Federalist No. 29, pp. 226, 227 (B. Wright ed. 1961) (A. Hamilton). Third, when the able-bodied men of a nation are trained in arms and organized, they are better able to resist tyranny.
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