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On the surface, a good idea, but remember that if you allow the federal government to GIVE, it can also TAKE. For example, if you allow the government to define what IS a "Militia Rifle" then it can also define what IS NOT a "Militia Rifle" and thus ban or otherwise discriminate against it.

Let's just keep protecting the 2nd Amendment, that protects ALL firearms.
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PO3 Steven Sherrill
PO3 Steven Sherrill
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@SSG (P) Matthew Unger That was my first take on reading this. If an EO is issued defining a militia use arm, by its very existence it would lead to the argument that no arms not specifically noted in the order are not protected. If such an order were written to protect the second amendment, then it would have to be highly detailed and cover a broad scope of tools. The second amendment was written simply. The only people who can screw this up are politicians and lawyers. 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. No stipulations, no restrictions, just pure and simple, why is it so hard to understand?
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PO3 Steven Sherrill
PO3 Steven Sherrill
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SFC (Anonymous) - The first part does not state that one has to be attached to a militia, All it states is that because there needs to be a militia of citizens in order to secure the nation, the people have the right to have weapons. The second amendment does not specify that the right is limited to firearms.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
Capt Gregory Prickett
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Just as a general comment, United States v. Miller (1939) has not been overturned and is contrary to the ruling by the Fourth Circuit, en banc.
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PO3 Steven Sherrill
PO3 Steven Sherrill
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SFC (Anonymous) - The beauty of our nation is that you do not have to agree with my opinion, I do not have to agree with yours. All that is necessary is mutually respecting differing points of view. I have always thought that the simplicity of the Bill of Rights was intentional. I believe it was designed to grant a broader freedom to the people, rather than to limit it.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
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This is BS. First, it's not out of the White House, it's a proposal by some guy in Virginia. Second, the President doesn't have the authority to legislate by Executive Order, which is what the proposed EO would be doing. Congress could do it, but the President can't. The way to get the Maryland law overturned is by 1) SCOTUS, or 2) Congress. Trump isn't the way.
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SPC Douglas Hemmingway
SPC Douglas Hemmingway
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The text of the proposal though would be a good text for a proposed bill in either the House or the Senate.
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MSG Mark Million
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LOOKS LIKE PROPAGANDA NEWS to me. This is a "Proposed" Executive Order, Drafted by "Virginia attorney Lenden Eakin ", NOT The PRESIDENT. There is not even an indication that the President is aware of it, let alone planning to sign it.
I.E. I can propose an Executive Order to make me a millionaire, but that doesn't mean the President will sign it.
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SSgt Christopher Brose
SSgt Christopher Brose
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But if you're already a millionaire, you probably have a better chance of crafting a proposed Executive Order and having the President actually consider it.
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1stSgt Nelson Kerr
1stSgt Nelson Kerr
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SSgt Christopher Brose - Especial in a pay for play White house where Presidential spokeswoman openly hawk foreign made clothing and keeps her job. But there is a problem, too many Republican are sane and that make the passage of this as a law very unlikely,
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SSgt Christopher Brose
SSgt Christopher Brose
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1stSgt Nelson Kerr - You're funny. Any liberal complaining about "pay to play" without acknowledging that Hillary was the queen of "pay to play" is providing low-grade comedy to the rest of us.
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SPC Douglas Hemmingway
SPC Douglas Hemmingway
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In truth the Virginian Attorney would be more effective proposing this as a bill to his Representative and to his Senators.
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