I really did not know a lot about a well regulated militia, and that is the reason why I went to a website that had a lot of information on what that means exactly. It all started when my daughter brought home a man she started dating. He was wearing a shirt that had something about the militia on it, and I will be honest. That scared me at first, because I usually associated that word with hard core second amendment radicals. I trust my daughter though, so I knew that she would not get mixed up in anything she shouldn’t.
That still did not stop me from investigating a bit more on my own, and I am really glad that I did. I realized that I had a very one sided view of what a militia truly is. I had only heard about the radical militias that were not organized. Those are the ones where a few people tend to grab their guns and hole up with their government conspiracies. There is the opposite of that though, and it is an organized militia. I also learned a lot more about the Constitution of our nation, and in particular, what the Second Amendment truly means for us.
Now, I am a gun owner myself. I have always had a gun, even when I was just a young girl, because I grew up on a farm. My dad taught me to shoot when I was nine years old, and I had my first gun just a year later. I have always been a proponent of the Second Amendment, and I realized after reading more that I had barely understood the surface of it previously. I feel much better about my daughter’s boyfriend now that I understand his mindset on all of this much better!