During the ratification process for the Constitution, the people, who feared a strong central government with a standing army, demanded several amendments. Among these would be what is now the 2nd Amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms.
Article I section 8 gave the federal government the power “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia…” It was feared that, if they so chose, the government might simply NOT arm the milita, and then when they armed their own army (according to the same article) they would have the power to oppress the people and there would be no recourse.
Therefore, the solution would be found in the individual right to keep and bear arms. EVERY man would have to have a gun in order to maintain freedom for the people. Men with guns would be the barrier to oppression.
The enemies of freedom would need to eliminate the “guns” in the “men with guns” formula.
By 1917, the Democratic Party began to be invested in a new world order; one with them and their ideas in charge. But those men with guns was the fly in the ointment. So they enacted the NFA (National Firearms Act) of 1934; this would be the beginning of the end for those men with guns. They hoped.
When that didn’t work, it was the GCA (Gun Control Act) of 1968. THAT surely would eliminate those men with guns. They hoped.
Well, what about the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993? How about the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act of 1994? Well…can anything eliminate those men with guns who stand in the way of the utopia that can only be brought about by submission to the Democratic Party agenda?
Hey! Hang on!
“If we can’t eliminate the “guns” in the “men with guns” formula, how about if we eliminate the “men” in the “men with guns” formula?” They wondered.
Yep, that’ll work.
“From now on, men will all become women, and THAT is the end of those pesky men with guns that we’ve fought against for so long.” They decided.
There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Don’t bother banning guns, just ban men instead. So much for the 2nd Amendment!