Let me just say this as forcefully as I can: anyone who argues that the Second Amendment does not protect the individual’s right to keep and bear arms is either arguing from ignorance or lying! In most cases, primarily those of average citizens, they argue from ignorance instilled by our schools and our media. But in the case of those who are in positions to know better, they are most always lying to you. They may argue that the Second Amendment applies only to the ‘militia,’ or they may argue about the definition of the militia or even that the need for the Second Amendment has passed. But everyone – everyone – who makes an argument like that is a tyrant who is seeking control over you – everyone! There are no exceptions! You can see it in this story about a former member of the Supreme Court who is lying about the Second Amendment for the purpose of establish control over the population at large:
Now, instead of quoting the founders, or worrying about the definition of militia, or even debating whether or not the Second Amendment is obsolete, let me go straight to the Declaration of Independence to explain why everyone who claims the right to bear arms is not an individual right is wrong. Then you test my explanation against what the founders believed to see whether you think the founders would have disagreed with me. Just keep in mind, this requires that you know and understand what the founders believed: specifically, Natural Law and Natural Rights as Locke explained them.
Read the rest (it’s worth it)