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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."

Two Muskogee men face charges of conspiracy and grand larceny after they stole a gun and ammunition from Broadway Gun, according to court documents.

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On Sept. 1, 1893, some men were playing cards in the Ransom Saloon in Ingalls, Oklahoma Territory. But not just any men. 


Into this violent arena rode three U.S. deputy marshals named Bill Tilghman, Chris Madsen and Heck Thomas.


Pistol Pete reportedly killed 15 bad men in his career. The fastest draw in the Territory, he became part of the fabric of Oklahoma, settling in Perkins. It was said he continued to carry loaded pistols until his death. 

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