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The Second Amendment states 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." The subject of the sole verb is, "A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state." "Militia" is explained: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." The "people" is not a second verb subject, as if joined to "militia" by an "and." Thus, the "militia" alone embodies "the right of the people to keep and bear arms."

Native American tribes have for years worked to overcome the damage done by the federal government in the early part of the 20th Century and beyond. And last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the tribes another victory in the ongoing struggle to maintain their sovereignty.

Yes Once again, an evil individual has taken the lives of others. Unfortunately, it happens every day in this country. Some instances seem to draw more attention than others, but each and every one of them is a tragic story in our society.

A Tahlequah-based tribe triumphed in its challenge of a Federal Communications Commission rule found by a federal appeals court to have circumvented historic preservation and environmental laws.  

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