American males are still required to register for a possible military draft. The law states that males between the ages of 18 and 25 must register for the military – not be inducted, only register – in case any emergency breaks out. Remember the “well organized militia” from the Second Amendment? The one we all like to quote and wave around? That’s you!
It is true that compulsory enlistment ended with the Vietnam War in 1973, but American males are still required to register for any future skirmish that may befall us. Service in the Armed Forces is now voluntary, but in a way we are all still part of that militia.
The right to bear arms harkens back to the days of the American Revolution and the battle for American independence, which is why we feel so close to our guns, shotguns, assault rifles, and other firearms,(Gunivore.com) even after so many years. It is seriously ingrained into the American psyche, in a way. Hell, there are places where guns are so common and so acceptable, that it is practically expected of a young man or woman to be enthusiastic and hyped up about guns, just like the rest.
I am not here to settle the questions of gun control and gun culture. I will leave that up to those who are more versed in the laws and stats. All I know is what I see, and what I am seeing is that while there is some room for.