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The founders

had always ASSUMED (oops) that the "militia" was the people who were always ready to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic. Every able-bodied man from 7-70 in some states. You had a responsibility to have your arms well regulated and prepared to go "in a minute" if necessary.