By Tom Knighton
There are those who believe that the Second Amendment is an antiquated and outdated relic of an era long since gone. After all, the Founding Fathers were just a bunch of rich men. Who cares what they thought, right?
Unfortunately for those folks, they’re quite wrong. While it’s the product of a long-ago era, its relevance is still quite modern.
The purpose of the Second Amendment was to provide for the protection of this great nation, not just from outside threats but also internal ones. Like it or not, our Founding Fathers figured we would probably need to overthrow our government at some point in time. After all, they’d just thrown off their tyrannical masters and fully believed that the time would come when they would need to do so yet again.
Delusional about human nature, the Founding Fathers weren’t. They understood that power and corruption went hand in hand. Whether they saw it as power corrupting or that power was enticing to the corruptible, I don’t know, but it doesn’t matter. Those who wish to impose their will on others are going to seek out power.
So far, we’ve been pretty fortunate. Except for that unpleasantness in the 1860s, we’ve been remarkably stable. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms