And here’s why:
Because, like the NRA, I agree with our country’s Founders that a standing army is evil and dangerous to Liberty.
Because, like the NRA, I agree that a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Because, like the NRA, I agree that upon my procuring a gun, I will be automatically signed up for the well-regulated militia.
Because, like the NRA, I agree that to ensure the proper regulation of the militia, I will pay taxes and participate in the military training necessary for our country’s security.
Because like the NRA, I agree that I will fight our nation’s wars when called upon to do so.
So give me my gun, sign me up and disband the standing army.
Some quotes for your edification:
“A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen.” James Madison.
“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive, will not long be safe companions to liberty.” James Madison.
“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” James Madison.
“What Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of Liberty.” Elbridge Gerry.
“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials.” George Mason.
“Altho’ a large standing army in time of peace hath ever been considered dangerous to the liberties of a country, yet a few troops, under certain circumstances, are not only safe, but indispensably necessary.” George Washington.