Does knowing that the "well armed militia" clause was about defending against slave rebellion rather than foreigners change your views?

If you look at the statements of the drafters of the constitutions, their primary concern in having a well-armed militia was to protect against slave rebellion in the US slave economy, and capture and return valuable runaway slaves. Most business loan collateral was based on the value of the slaves, which could be repossessed on defaults. The reason why the different states agitated for this clause in the US constitution was all about preserving the slave economy, it had little to do with either foreign defence or home security. that's why the US is awash with guns

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  • Chris
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    This is nonsense.

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  • 7 months ago

    No, the purpose was to fight against threats both foreign or domestic. What's needed are more armed community watch groups. Private militia ought to be used to lower the murder rate by 90%.

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    • Infinity
      Lv 5
      7 months agoReport

      The American revolution and the war of 1812 were plenty of reason to have been concerned about British aggression. The whole reason the electoral college and senators exist is because of concern over the aggression of large states.The Green Mountain Boys prevented New York from taxing them in 1775.

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