Progressives continue to argue that the Second Amendment is misinterpreted and private gun ownership is a modern phenomena.
These same “thinkers” insist that guarding against tyranny was never considered when the Bill of Rights was drafted.
Poor attempts at documenting their erroneous narrative can be seen in the foolish assertion by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy; who claimed James Madison never documented the Second Amendment in his Constitutional Convention notes.
Impossible considering the Bill of Rights was not discussed in Philadelphia in 1787.
This fails in the most basic understanding of history
The Pennsylvania Constitution adopted in 1776 clearly states– XIII. That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up
- Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York drafted similar language between 1770-1790.
Jefferson’s original draft of Virginia’s 1776 Constitution reads- “No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”