With so much discussion of guns and possible gun control in the United States it’s important to understand what the 2nd Amendment to their constitution means and why it exists. To that end, consider today’s offering from The Patriot Post “Founder’s Quote Daily”:
”I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason, Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
I’m not saying you have to agree with it. But I am saying that if you want to follow the debate, and especially if you want to comment usefully on it, you need to understand what both sides are saying and why.