Theoretically, you are correct, the peace agreement between the Americans and British was signed before the Constitution was ratified but that did not establish peace between the two. In the Brit's minds we were still a colony.
The second ammendment should still be taken in the context in which it was written, just like the entire Constitution should be. You can't apply rules that were written and meant to be applied in the late 1700's to the 21st century without understanding that context.
If a militia is established and well regulated, who shall regulate it? The federal government shall. It is only a matter of time before one of the gun toting proponents of the second amendment, carries his gun into a public place and kills someone. Let's see how your gun toting theory stands up to the scrutiny that will be given such a case.
Mr. Highland Ranger
If you are implying that I am a kid, that would not be correct. I have listened to both Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck for many hours. Neither of them care for this country but care instead about their ratings and the money they can put in their bank accounts.
Mr. Limbaugh, a dope head, has no problem seeing others condemned to years in prison for using drugs, which harm only them, yet when he is brought to task for his drug use, he is a victim, politically persecuted. (By the way, the reason he is deaf is because of his oxycotin abuse.)
Also, Mr. Limbaugh, your bastion of virtue, with talent on loan from God, has been married 5 times. I'm sure all those marriages failed because the women were not virtuous enough.
Glenn Beck is a more serious nut case than Rush Limbaugh. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth. Just when you think he's making sense, he says something that makes him look like a fool. If you are progressive, then you are be feared. If you hear the word, "Progressive" in your Church, you better find another place to worship. I think we should all instead be "Regressive", don't you Mr. Highland Ranger. Jesus was certainly no "Progressive" was he? Jesus had no "Empathy", did he.
So if you guys thinks hate speak is a good thing, you just prove my point. People that embrace the hate speak, laugh about it, say if you don't like it, listen to something else, are asking people, who are progressive and do have empathy to deny their own eyes. That's what happened in Germany. People that opposed the hate that Hitler espoused turned away, failed to speak. It's not going to happen in this country.