2 thoughts on “The Well Regulated Militia

  1. Mitch, this did not appear in the NYT, WaPo, or even the Star Tribune. This is not news, and you know it.

  2. The attitude in the Republic is that guns are just another piece of property; the idea that you need a “right” to own a gun there is as bizarre as needing a “right” to own a car. Guns are an important part of their national history as they were instrumental in defeating the multiple Papal crusades launched against them during the Bohemian Reformation (100 years before Martin Luther) when the Czechs were among the first to use firearms in battle. I’ve written here before that the only times in Czech history that guns were banned were under the Nazis and under the Communists.

    That said, the right to self-defense is a bit more complicated. As it was explained to me, you can have a gun, and you can shoot someone who has broken into your home, but when the police arrive, “You better have the other guy’s knife sticking out of your leg.”

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