And no- I’m not talking about the “a well regulated militia, being necessarry to the security of a free state” bit, nor the change in commas between the original version, and the version ratified by the states- both of which have been debated, in the public space and the courts for decades.
No- I am talking about the intent of the hallowed founding fathers. Those men who had as one of their biggest fears being a standing federal army. Indeed, this concern was so real, and so accepted, that for many, many decades a standing army was only raised as needed for specific events, then quickly disbanded.
And yet, these very people on the right that insist we need guns to defend ourselves from a tyranical government, are the very ones who support, and insist on endless funding for, not only a central standing army but militarized police forces beyond anything those hallowed founding fathers could have imagined. Never mind that this very support has rendered the private ownership of guns as protection from such forces irrelevant.
The mind boggles…