I need some help here. I am writing responses defending the Second Amendment on local blogs here in Boston. It is a exhausting endeavor, as you might imagine. Massachusetts, in my opinion, is too far gone to save. The Liberals here are complete Statists.
Here is where I need help. I get this argument all the time on the blogs used against me, and I wanted to get your opinion about it. What would you say? Is it correct? Does it matter?
“It’s really important here to get the history of the Second Amendment correct. It was NOT inserted to arm the population against their government. There was concern in the Southern states that the new Federal government would move against slavery someday. The Southern states needed to be assured that their STATE militias would not be disarmed or federalized because those militias/slave patrols were a critical component of the system necessary to keep a slave population under control. This was all a very public argument at the time, the 1790′s. Check the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, and the writings of James Madison, its author, George Mason, and Patrick Henry, etc. This is not new stuff.”
How would you proceed? Thanks.