But about the 2nd amendment protecting gun ownership, depending on how you interpret it, it really doesn't. Like i said, how does one define an "arm" and the right to have it? Where is the line between a civilian "arm" and a military/police "arm"? A militia on the other hand, that's pretty cut and dry on what that means.
Interpret it however you want, to me, it MEANS that I have the RIGHT to keep and bear arms
. Like I said, the holy fed gov't has put the restrictions on what kind of weapons civilians are aloud to own.
Militia, back in those days, meant the armed forced, but it was made up of civilians (you and I). Jefferson created the Marines, but that didn't come till long after the Constitution became the supreme law of the land
. I'll bet you that 80% of the gun owners here in the USA would say, "if someone invades our country, I'll be on the front lines to defend it"
There's a reason that Yamamoto said this
"You cannot invade the mainland United States.
There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass."
- Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Other interesting quotes:
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government
-- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
- Patrick Henry
"How a politician stands on the Second Amendment
tells you how he or she views you as an individual;
as a trustworthy and productive citizen,
or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over,
controlled, supervised, and taken care of."
- Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."
- Adolf Hitler