byeBarry: Quite true. Without the 2nd Amendment protection, we would have fallen to Britain in the
War of 1812, as most citizens would have lain down their arms & gone peacefully back to their nor-
mal lives at the end of hostilities following the successful American Revolution. Few are aware of
how close the margin of victory was in that conflict; for example, it was during this war that for the
1st & only time, the nation's capital was captured & the WH was burned down.