“The situation envisioned by the Second Amendment is, contra the liberals, one where most everyone owns guns,” Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes in his essay Both sides are wrong on the gun debate. Here’s why [via theweek.com]. “But, contra the conservatives, the founders envisioned a society where gun ownership is connected to certain service obligations. Imagine a situation more like Switzerland — the other rich country with widespread private gun ownership but where, because everyone is required to undergo regular training and secure their weapons and so on, gun violence is very low.” The hoops these guys jump through to infringe on the Second Amendment – absent historical knowledge and common sense. What do you think the prefatory clause – “a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state” – means? Then and now.