There are academics who persist in perpetuating the idea that the Founding Fathers created the right to keep and bear arms ONLY to enable state militias. Nuh-uh. All the rights in the U.S. Bill of Rights are individual rights. Suggesting that post-Civil War America “recast” the Second Amendment as an individual right is to recast the framers’ clear, well-documented intent. As far as the world being a different place today than it was in 1776: nonsense. Human nature has not changed. Our God-given rights are still our God-given rights. And we are, thank God, still living in a country where we have the right to keep and bear arms. Happy Fourth!