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Thread: a modest proposal (apologies to charles lamb)

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    Think for a moment before you reject this.

    HCP holders are solid citizens, thoroughly vetted by the authorities and known to be among the most law-abiding of all.

    What if the state looked among these 200,000-plus Tennesseans and offered them a chance to join a formal reserve state militia? It would be subject to activation only by the governor or the head of the DPS.

    Admittedly, this would rarely or never happen. What it would do is provide a legal, constitutionally unassailable device to thwart any DC effort to interfere with state's rights. And of course it would defuse antis' complaints that 2A protects only the milita rights of the states.

    Talk about impotent fury!

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    old dog wrote:
    Think for a moment before you reject this.

    HCP holders are solid citizens, thoroughly vetted by the authorities and known to be among the most law-abiding of all.

    What if the state looked among these 200,000-plus Tennesseans and offered them a chance to join a formal reserve state militia? It would be subject to activation only by the governor or the head of the DPS.

    Admittedly, this would rarely or never happen. What it would do is provide a legal, constitutionally unassailable device to thwart any DC effort to interfere with state's rights. And of course it would defuse antis' complaints that 2A protects only the milita rights of the states.

    Talk about impotent fury!
    It is called the Constitution...I would like to see Tennessee draft a bill and pass it just like this one from New Hampshire, and also another which asserts the rights of the state of Tennessee and it's citizens under the 10th Amendment--just like 12 other states are now considering: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legi...9/HCR0006.html

    the link to another similar bill is :http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/bil...overeignty.pdf

    I did not cut and paste due to the large size of the legislation.

    The NH bill has not passed yet--and whether it does is yet unknown.

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