Originally Posted by bandwagonjumper
So the consensus seems that the right to bear arms is to protect yourself against the a pontential rogue government. Surprisingly the NRA didn't come out with it when there replied to the latest mass shooting.
Because it's inappropriate to say that after a tragedy but they have said it before, as well as for people to defend themselves.
It is the reason the Framers put it in with militia meaning, at that time, the people at large.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950