The intellectual origins of the American Constitution and Bill of Rights are many. They include the prevailing common law doctrines of the sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, as well as, the writings of English political philosophers John Locke, Algernon Sidney, and William Blackstone, all of whom influenced Thomas Jefferson. Paramount and predominant to all, were the general principles of liberty or natural laws described as the absolute rights of individuals, including the three great and primary rights of personal security, personal liberty, and private property. These principles are clearly embodied in the Second Amendment.
The truth of the matter is many of the people that are a part of the gun-grabber movement are scared and they want a solution. The only solution that they are hearing is from the groups that actively seek to disarm the American people. We need to be a part of these conversations and we have to present intelligent arguments that will give these scared people a sense of security, solutions that produce real results.