(AFIP deactivated with Walter Reed under BRAC, SEP 2011, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner reactivated as Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) under US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command)
Actually the reason we have a Second Amendment was to preserve Southern slave patrol militias and to prevent the creation of a federal militia that could/would subsume the state militias, potentially disarming them which would have been a de facto emancipation of the slaves (by uprising or by joining a Federal Army)
But the US Supreme Court has decided this matter so my interpretation is a moot point, and not in my favor.
Good luck with your armaments against a helicopter gunship.
Were you to do that, you would find just the opposite. The origin of most gun control measures lies in the fear you mentioned. Not the other way around — up to and including the “Saturday Night Special” ban (because only rich white people should be allowed self-defense) and the gun control acts that followed the Black Panthers famous carrying of weapons in Oakland.
Yes, that Cramer piece is a gem. Big surprise…state laws (almost all Southern) want to disarm blacks. Like slaves were here voluntarily as if on some sort of guest worker program. Yes, the travesty is the gun control laws…used as a tool of their racism, but not, you know, the involuntary enslavement of people.
So while it is convenient for you to cry racism about possible legislation that will apply TO EVERYONE based upon well established history Southern whites oppressing blacks…it doesn’t hold water.
And, no, the NRA is out of touch with its members. Most NRA members, for example, support robust background checks on gun purchases…all the while Wayne LaPierre froths the party line of gun manufacturers.