First, a disclosure in the name of clarity and transparency: I am an Endowment Life Member of the National Rifle Association, so I am not an impartial observer of these events. However, I always try to be an honest purveyor of information, and I am painfully aware that — just as happens on the left — there are conservatives and libertarians who are poor witnesses for the 2nd Amendment's individual right to keep and bear arms (RKBA). I mention libertarians and conservatives because, for the past 20 years or so, liberals have been advocating for the Amendment's demise - arguing for an interpretation that is so far removed from the intent of its authors as to be a complete reversal of that intent.
The following was sent to me in a message from a friend of mine who posts by the name "Jusme" at TexasCHLForum.com. It was funny enough that I asked and received permission to post it here, adding to the legacy of the 9mm vs .45 ACP debate.
In discussions of the 2nd Amendment, the phrase "well-regulated" always fails in any modern interpretation, and it can ONLY be interpreted in the context of the Founders' original intent. In fact, that standard applies to the entire Constitution, and it has been abused ever since. (For an example, I invite the reader to review how Congress has abused the Commerce Clause to intrude itself into virtually every aspect of your life.)