In other words, in the 21st century, the real debate should be about the civic duty of owning firearms, starting with the simple question, “For gun owners, is there a civic duty for weapons ownership?”
If you truly believe in the founders intent, then the answer is yes, the intent of the Second Amendment was to codify a civic duty. Those duties aren’t found in local gun clubs or so-called militia organizations, in their 20th century flavor. One place that civic duty can be found is in the National Guard.
Dear Lord: Keep them stupid. If you are in your 20s & 30s, you may want to read the article. It is basically the same excuses and re-interpretations of the Second Amendment that were done during the Clinton Years so we Old Heads are already familiar with them.
For all the long-winded explanations, they still fail to address one simple question: If the expression “The Right of The People” is considered as an individual right in the rest of the Amendments in which is mentioned, how come and by what Constitutional transmutation it becomes a collective right when applied to the Second Amendment?
And by the way, saying stuff like this does not promote an atmosphere of communication between parts:
We need to have a real discussion about the civic duty of gun ownership sooner, rather than later. It’s time for the grownups to start talking, and more importantly, to take action.
You are just pissed because we are better prepared. It is a feeling, you’ll get over it.