people ~ white males ~ not female; not negros; not natives;We could, and should, and that and other's words of the time is an interesting study. Still, ultimately, the words "people", "arms", and "infringed" are the power of the 2nd Amendment. Jump forward 200+ years and there are many so many instances of that contract not only being infringed, but forcefully denied to me personally, that light conversation fades in relevance. I feel urgency is necessary to keep evil deeds from dominating the land.
arm ~ proper terminology from the period is “bear arms” ~ to form citizen manned militias to defend the homeland
So HLB, please clarify what is being ’forcefully denied to you personally’ ?