Discuss this folks. The words below are not my own. I thought I would post something incendiary to get a discussion going. The source link is provided below the text.
The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.......http://truth-out.org/news/item/13890-the-second-amendment-was-ratified-to-preserve-slavery