Yeah, I am reading this whole thing, and it more and more seems like a closed loop. At what point will we accept that IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER what the FFs thought and why they wrote what they wrote? America has a gun problem. Only willfully blind fanatics refuse to accept that, and hard data is against them, as is common sense. America has a gun problem. This problem needs to be resolved, and it REALLY doesn't matter why the Second was written, what it means exactly, and how Kulindahr decides to interpret it. What matters is should the current status quo of gun (non)regulation remain as it is, or should it change.
The answer, to me, is obvious.
All this talk about the militia and how it has to be regulated, is nearly as laughable as Jack's "oh, gee, it's totally about fixing mental health care". What militia, ffs?! Over 300 MILLION people in this country, and someone is actually going to invest billions into gun-educating and training all of them into some "militia" regulations? For what purpose? A big privilege of the privileged billion, and ESPECIALLY of citizens of the country with the world's largest military is that they DON'T have to be worried about participating in warfare.
Ask people whether they are willing to be professionally trained to be militia-ready, and when they overwhelmingly laugh you out of the room, come and tell me again exactly what the FFs meant when they wrote the Second.
This whole argument is steeped in hypocrisy, and is really beginning to be more obnoxious than entertaining.