Dear anti-gun nut:
I just read your response to Mr. Putnam's statement. Obviously you are a product of some very liberal influences. Not that that is a bad thing. Except it is... regarding an Americans right to keep and bear arms you have been despairingly mislead.
The reason for the Second Amendment is not to protect us from an invading army. It is to be a bulwark against out of control government.
Congress, given the power to finance a standing army, is also tasked with Constitutionally controlling the purse strings of the Executive branch. Only in extremis and by an act of Congress can Posse Comitatus be suspended.
Your assertion that our military is to be a police force within the boundaries of this country is ludicrous. Yes, our military exists to ensure our security from threats. But from nations or organisations designated as threats by Congress outside our established borders. The Second Amendment exists not to protect from enemies without. It's there for the enemies within (look around). Your blind allegiance to a man whose sole agenda is the dismantling of America speaks volumes about your views. Speaking of volumes, crack a book.
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
― Thomas Jefferson,
(Wish I had said the following)
At this point if Obama tried to move a little to the right, he would trip over Stalin's corpse.