On Tue, 01 Jan 2013 23:21:20 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't disagree with your statement since I think in practice that's
what the founders would have expected the most likely scenario to be.
However, there is nothing in the second amendment that limits it to
defensive use of arms against the gvt. Up until the civil war it was
generally held that states had a right to secede from the Union. When
the South did, the North took up arms against the south to force them
back into the union. Seems kind of ironic inasmuch as the South was
doing the same thing the US did in regard to England.
Been away from this group for a while. Now I know why.
There are opinions that the Alien_and_Sedition_Acts nullified the
portions of the second amendment that are often interpreted as allowing
armed resistance to the US government.
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