If the people are sovereign then it follows that they retain the rights and privileges that were once the exclusive province of kings and potentates. The privilege to speak our minds and assemble as we wish is the right of a sovereign people.
Of these rights the right to bear arms is the most important. If the people are not to be trusted with arms then it must follow that they cannot be sovereign. How could one be sovereign if denied arms? The one denying the arms would be the sovereign. If the people are not sovereign then the entire foundation of our country and society disappears in a puff of smoke.
We would then be back to the society of elites and serfs that has existed for most of history. Well, my friends, we are well on that path.
... and that, Peiper, is the ultimate nutshell to tell your English neighbors what the gun thing is all about, and what America is all about. We The People are in charge, not the government. And the proof is right here in my hands, made of steel and wood.
Heard about your eastern neighbor’s new gun bill yet Drew? It’s a Doozy!