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" The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence: and as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature ; and the military power shall always be held in... "
The School of Wisdom - Page 180
1803 - 224 pages
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The Militia and the Right to Arms, Or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent

H. Richard Uviller, William G. Merkel, William G.. Merkel - Law - 2002 - 338 pages
...Constitution of 1780 provided: The people have a right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. And as in time of peace armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature, and the military shall always be held in an exact subordination to the...
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The Political Junkie Handbook

Michael Crane - Political Science - 2004 - 644 pages
...provision. Massachusetts: The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always beheld in an exact subordination to...
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Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early ...

Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew Whitmore Robertson, David Waldstreicher - History - 2004 - 435 pages
...power. 1780, Massachusetts: The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislaBeyond the Myth of Consensus ture; and the military power shall always be held...
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Out of Range: Why the Constitution Can't End the Battle over Guns

Mark V. Tushnet - Law - 2007 - 176 pages
...structure to Virginia's: "The people have a right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. And, as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the VIRGINIA consent of the legislature." Again: the reference to the common defense, not self-defense,...
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Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of ...

LIGHTNING SOURCE INC, Various - History - 2007 - 564 pages
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No Guarantee Of A Gun: How and Why the Second Amendment Means Exactly What ...

John Massaro - Education - 2008 - 704 pages
...Rights (1780) stated XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as in time of peace armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to...
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Constitutions of Nations Volume Ii France to New Zealand

...right of suffrage. Sec. 12. The peope have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty they ought not to be maintained, without the consent of the Legislature ; and the military power shall always be held in exact subordination to...
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A Manual for the Use of the General Court

Massachusetts. General Court - Massachusetts - 1929
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Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts

Massachusetts - Law - 1898
...this commonwealth. XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature ; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination...
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