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History and Definitions relating to 2A

April 7, 2018

2nd amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” 

rev. April 7, 2018

Second amendment to the US constitution: Detail and history.  Many advocates often point out, the 2A is not to protect hunters, sports & recreational hobbyists, or rights to self-defense except for fighting against a tyrannical government.

Ohio definition of organized militia: Definition according to the Ohio Revised Code 5923.01.

Ohio National Guard seems to be the closest thing Ohio currently has to a “well-regulated Militia” by 2A definition.  Most gun owners in Ohio don’t appear to actually belong or take part of the Ohio Organized Militia.  (Interesting side note: May 1970 the Ohio Militia utilizes gun-style weapons to kill four and injure nine unarmed college students at Kent State University under the direction of Governor Rhodes.)

History of the 26th amendment: March 1971 Congress reduces legal voting age from 21 to 18 – primarily due to significant casualties of 18-20 year olds in Vietnam.

Websters definition of Assault Rifle: Important to note that Assault weapons are not synonymous assault rifle .

AR-15 is considered an assault weapon but not an assault rifle by definition. Although when set up correctly, it can exhibit many of the characteristics of one.  “AR” does not stand for assault rifle.

NOTE: With a simple stock device such as the slide-fire, the AR-15 easily becomes “switchable” effectively between semi and “fully” automatic action, can be equipped with a 30 round magazine, and can continuously fire approx. 400 rounds per minute with an effective kill range of 300 yards. In all fairness, it does appear quite exhilarating to “throw so much lead downrange so fast”.  Currently legal in Ohio and awaiting the decision of SB 192 regarding fire acceleration devices on semi automatic weapons.  Interestingly, the AR-15 also seems to be the legally purchased tool of choice for many recent suburban mall and school massacres.

132 General Assembly Ohio Senate Bill 219To amend sections 2923.13 and 2923.14 and to enact section 2923.133 of the Revised Code to prohibit certain conduct regarding trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, and other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm’s rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm. Introduced October 2017. Current status: review.

Prior to 1942 in the US, kids under 21 were not considered old enough to enlist in the armed forces, nor were they considered old enough to vote until 1971.

Old Enough For Guns: Personal thoughts on age and gun ownership: Prior to 1942 in the US, kids under 21 were not considered old enough to enlist in the armed forces, nor were they considered old enough to vote until 1971.

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