For quite some time, now, I have been pointing out that people interested to own guns have been making a grave mistake in attempting to stand on the 2nd Amendment. In the remarks on this post at Samizdata, I am informed in haughty tones that "the constitution defends us". Nothing could be more remote from the actual facts of the thing.
I am at the point with this argument where I would actually welcome, now, a movement to repeal the 2nd Amendment if the object lesson might gain ground against such ignorance. It would be very interesting to observe what such believers would do on the day after the vote took place which had stripped them of this alleged constitutional guarantee.