Well, I think I get what you’re saying, but obviously, I can’t do much with that statement without projecting.
So you’re saying that civilian gun ownership is a vaccine against government overreach? In your opinion, is gun ownership an effective vaccine if it is not used? That seems to be the OPs point — that he brings up a huge history of the threat of civilian militarization against tyranny but then goes out of his way to say in the responses that he’s not advocating for that in the present day.
So I’m digging into this trying to understand just what the point of the 2nd amendment is in the relationship between civilians and government.
And if possible, I’d like to bring that argument into the present day. I think Black Lives Matter is an excellent example still. Does black gun ownership (or perceived ownership) help discourage government oppression?