Originally Posted by mmarsh
The 2nd amendment allows for the creation of a State militia or National Guard as its now called. What power does the constitution have that gives the Federal Government the right close militia bases. Answer: none.
The militia as the founding fathers intended are supposed to be States protectors against Federal tyranny and are therefore answerable to the govonor. To that end, I wonder could/would happen if a governor refused to release the National Guard to Federal Control. For example, what if Mitt Romney decided he didnt want to send the Mass national guard to Iraq.
If the base, property, and equipment is federally owned then logic follows that they have every right.
If, on the other hand, it is owned by the state then of course it is up to the state.