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United States

2 March 2008

Virginian-Pilot (Virginia)

Virginia is one of 44 states that have the right to "bear arms" embedded in their own constitutions. The beginning of Virginia's reads much like the Second Amendment: "That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; … " It didn't always read that way. That last clause — "therefore, the right... (

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