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Famous Quote from George Mason,

"Who are the militia, if they be not the people of this country...? I ask, who are the militia? 
They consist of now of the whole people, except a few public officers."


George Mason (more quotes by George Mason or books by/about George Mason)

(1725-1792), drafted the Virgina Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington


in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution, June 16, 1788,
in_Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution,_
Jonathan Elliot, ed., v.3 p.425 (Philadelphia, 1836)


Arms, Disarmament, Guns, Military, Militia


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