To hear it told these days you would think that it was all about protecting the people from a corrupt government, right?
Not according to this article. Both the original draft of the amendment and the reasons for the change shed a very different light on the situation.
Of course I don’t believe we should be bound by the intent of people long since dead anyway. So it’s a moot point in my book. But interesting never the less.
The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
The real reason for the Second Amendment’s ratification was to preserve slave patrol militias.