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Whether or not financing an organization is "freedom of speech" or not is something a person much higher up the food chain than I would have to decide.
I know there are people going to jail for funding "terrorist" organizations.
Civil War 1860- 65 Whole lot of guns used to fight abuse of power by the Federal Government.
Utah Territory 1857- 58 Whole lot of guns used to fight abuse of power by the Federal Government.
I think it's doubtful that the government feels any real threat from citizens with firearms. They have tanks, helicopters, jets, drones, all types of bombs and whatnot. So, in my opinion the more likely motivation behind a potential increase in gun regulation is simply to reduce violent crime.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
These are all examples of how even having the "right to bear arms" did not prevent the United States government from doing what they wanted to. None of these examples so far have shown how the people used the 2nd amendment to PREVENT the abuse of powers by the government.