nobrainmass Wrote: 7 minutes ago (2:13 PM)
Amy, I wanted to show the intent the originators of the 2nd had, which was clearly for a well regulated militia for purposes of 'maintaining domestic tranquility." They NEVER said anything regarding owning firearms for any other purpose.
[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually...I ask, who are the militia? They consist of now of the whole people, except a few public officers.