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Matthews: 2nd Amendment Has ‘The Need for a Militia With Muskets’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” anchor Chris Matthews argued the DC v. Heller decision was “not with the language of the Constitution, the 2nd Amendment,” and ignored “the need for a militia with muskets and all the old reference that limited the notion of what the right to bear arms meant.”

Matthews said Heller “basically opened up the door to gun ownership, not with a militia, not with the language of the Constitution, the 2nd Amendment, but ignoring the militia, the need for a militia with muskets and all the old reference that limited the notion of what the right to bear arms meant. And bearing arms actually meant bearing a musket, and now it means anything you want, carry it anywhere you want.”

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