The amicus brief reads in part: “The right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment is not just a ‘fundamental’ liberty interest. In the Anglo-American tradition, it is among the most fundamental of rights because it is essential to securing all our other liberties. The Founders well understood that, without the protections afforded by the Second Amendment, all of the other rights and privileges ordinarily enjoyed by Americans would be vulnerable to governmental acts of oppression.”
Government oppression in a democracy? Are these people listening to themselves?
As I just pointed out in my previous post, in a democracy, the people are the government!
Anyway, Tyranny to the founding fathers would have meant a large standing army used to waste money by some pointless excursion, say invading Iraq.
So much for the Second Amendment protecting me from Tyranny.
Tyrants don't fear an armed populace, they just bomb the fuck out of them.