The 2nd Amendment : Liberal Edition!
On June 7th, 1789, the night before James Madison proposed the Bill of Rights before the House of Representatives, he sat down to pen the first draft of the 2nd Amendment. The following is what many (liberal) scholars believe to be the original and unedited version of that amendment...
Did you enjoy that? Because that's what our leftist friends actually believe. But it's about as far from the truth as we can possibly get. How do we know this? Let's take a look at some other things James Madison (writer of the 2nd Amendment) - and his founding father friends had to say about firearms, shall we?
"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of." - James Madison
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops." - Noah Webster
There's also this to consider:
Hitler wasn't right about many things, but seems like he knew what he was talking about on that one. And so we close with this, a good summary of the whole 2nd Amendment issue, courtesy James Madison: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” - James Madison
The right to bear arms is one of the privileges of being an American - enjoy it!