Lt. Col. Robert Bateman wants you disarmed.

Here’s a snippet out of the Esquire article entitled It’s Time to Talk About Guns and the Supreme Court:

1. The only guns permitted will be the following:

a. Smoothbore or Rifled muzzle-loading blackpowder muskets. No 7-11 in history has ever been held up with one of these.
b. Double-barrel breech-loading shotguns. Hunting with these is valid.
c. Bolt-action rifles with a magazine capacity no greater than five rounds. Like I said, hunting is valid. But if you cannot bring down a defenseless deer in under five rounds, then you have no fking reason to be holding a killing tool in the first place.

2. We will pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers. That is because I am willing to wait until you die, hopefully of natural causes. Guns, except for the three approved categories, cannot be inherited. When you die your weapons must be turned into the local police department, which will then destroy them. (Weapons of historical significance will be de-milled, but may be preserved.)

3. Police departments are no longer allowed to sell or auction weapons used in crimes after the cases have been closed. (That will piss off some cops, since they really need this money. But you know what they need more? Less violence and death. By continuing the process of weapon recirculation, they are only making their jobs — or the jobs of some other cops — harder.)

Let’s break down some of the assertions Bateman made in his article:

Bateman incorrectly attributes “a well-regulated militia” as being militias regulated by the state

The Founder’s intent for the Second Amendment is often misunderstood by the public, including Bateman himself in this case.

During the founding of our republic, a militia that was “well-regulated” meant that the individuals who comprised of the militia were well-trained and well-rehearsed.

The word “regulated” referred to the discipline practiced by the militiamen who spontaneously organized in defense of their homes, their families and their own lives.

Being “well-regulated” had nothing to do with government involvement at all.

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