The Second Amendment is a Fail-Safe Against Tyranny
The Founding Fathers had great foresight when they wrote the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment was placed in the Constitution of the United States as an additional fail-safe against tyranny. James Madison discusses this in detail in Federalist 46 in the Federalist papers. Federalist 46 states:
“Besides the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. ”
James Madison was counting on two things to prevent the rise of tyranny in the United States of America. The first was an armed American populace and the second was militias that were subordinate to state governments. In Federalist 46, he goes on to write that the U.S government should not insult the Americans by saying they are incapable of defending their natural rights. The Founding Fathers knew that a well-armed populace is the best defense against the rise of tyranny. In the Second Amendment, they placed the safety of the Republic in the hands of the people best suited to defend her, the American Citizenry.
The Founding Fathers entrusted us to safeguard liberty for the next generation, through the use of force if necessary. Now there are talks of gun control and confiscations among the socialist political elite. Every socialist nation that has disarmed their citizens have murdered them in the name of “progress.” Talks of disarmament and confiscations are the red flags of the rise of tyranny in the Republic.