Fantastically interesting, informed, thought-out and unraveled. It makes me think. You are so very right to highlight that the real point of gun rights for citizens was/is to warn the government itself to remain in check of the people, to not think they can tyrannize them. And you bring up the interesting question of whether a government in today’s scale would need/should need to worry about armed mini-militias. I suppose when people are willing to die, hordes of them could use up whatever superior skill a government has. Plus people don’t really like killing those they are related to. What the weapons of our era are for defense was another bright thing to throw out there.