With all due respect to Ben and I do have an enormous amount of respect for him and the great job he does, he is definitely wrong about what the Framers were referring to in regards to "State" in the 2nd Amendment. They were referring to individual States, as in Article 2 sec.2 calls them "the Militia of the several States". All of the 13 States had their State Militias fully functioning by State statutes before the 2nd Amendment was even written.
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