Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654 (Dick Act), of 1902 Invalidates All So-Called Gun-Control Laws?

The Dick Act, 1903 affirmed the National Guard as the primary organized reserve force. Between 1903 and the 1920’s, legislation was enacted that strengthened the Army National Guard as a component of the national defense force. The Dick Act of 1903 replaced the 1792 Militia Act and affirmed the National Guard as the Army’s primary organized reserve. Snopes shares that the claim it invalidates all gun control laws is false and shares: The American experience with the Spanish-American War of 1898 and its aftermath demonstrated the need for reform of the U.S. military. In an attempt to balance the...

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