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The Second Amendement gives every citizen of the United States the right to possess a weapon to defend themselves and their nation. The Mount Davis Militia Association, as a charitable organization, offers direct grants to qualified individuals for the receipt of arms and ammunition or funds from the Association for that purpose.

The Second Amendement reads, "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."

While some may contend various definitions regarding what makes up a "well regulated militia", the right of the people to bear arms is not ambiguous. We contend that a well regulated militia is one which is in a state of preparedness obtained after rigorous and persistent training, defining regulated as having been adjusted to a particular specification or requirement, adjusted for accurate and proper functioning or having been maintained in order. Reasonably, we therefore contend that in order for the people's militia to be maintained in good order and adjusted for proper functioning, the Government is prohibited from encroaching, restricting or otherwise undermining every ciitizens right to arm themselves.

We are also in agreement with several Supreme Court decisions that affirm the definition arms to contend with any weapon that may be commonly used by any standing army, as any well regulated militia must have the capacity to defend against such weapons in the hands of the enemy. We do not agree however, that purely offensive weapons of mass destruction, designed with the intentional ability to kill innocenet women and children should be included as part of any right of possession. Such prohibited weapons should include Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons which kill or permanently debilitate.

While we do not agree that the "Commerce Clause" of the United States Congress gives any authority for a tax of $200 to be collected on purchases of a defined class of weapons, as the cost of such a tax would infringe upon the right to bear arms. We also contend that the Second Amendment supercedes the power of Congress "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes" as the right to bear arms is in fact an Amendment to the Consitution, adopted AFTER the clause was originally enacted and therefore the power of Congress has been modified to specifically exclude any powers or legislation which in any way hinders the ability of any citizen to acquire and possess arms.

It is also our position that the Fourteenth Amendment causes the Second Amendment to apply not only to the Federal Government, but also to every State and Local Government.

We contend that any 'gun laws' prohibiting or inhibiting the possession of military weapons are unconstitutional, as are any fees, fines, or taxes enacted by any Government body related to such arms and ammunition. However, until or unless particular issues are resolved by the Courts of the United States, we advise every member to follow these laws to the best of their ability to do so or face fines and/or imprisonment. If licensing or fees are required, it would be best to obtain them, and in the case of ATF rules, regulations and taxes it would be best to adhere to them unless you are willing to pay fines or become sentenced to jail. We desperately need to join together to defend our rights by challenging unconstitutional laws through federal judicial proceedings and appeals.

Finally, for anyone who reads this and objects to the premises we have laid out, consider the possibility of the organized standing armies of the United States to at any time fail to adequately protect and defend the homeland of the United States, and what our nation would be subject to if invaded by the standing army of another nation. Each and every citizen who is able must be able to protect their own lives, the lives of their loved ones and their neighbors. By passing any law that would limit the ability for any of us to defend ourselves would indeed be a grave disservice to us all.

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