||Before answering this post, I had the curiosity to read the other ones in the thread, those that came after. And I have seen that we decidedly have nothing in common. Hey, somewhere you call JFK and Abe Lincoln despots! You look like one of those Ann Coulter's follower (a lady who is a pleasure for the eye, but is only useful to show us there is not too much pesticides in the air).
First, let's try to get rid of a cliché: your God given rights. God has nothing to do with your rights. Your rights were granted by Washington, Jefferson & co. They were inspired by the eighteenth century's french philosophers, themselves inspired by british authors (mainly) like Bacon. Unless you have a Newer Testament saying those two and their friends were prophets, and that the People of the USA is the New Elected People, we'll just remember that when Moses came back from the Mount Sinaï, he hadn' an eleventh commandment saying "Thou, future American Citizen, shalt have the right to bear, and use, arms, and have a Manifest Destiny".
We'll keep eurotrash. I want you to be happy.
Now, back to the topic. So the ennemy is the government, your own government. We, People of the Eurotrash, as you most elegantly says, cannot imagine that: our own elected government is our ennemy (fact is, your last government was not exactly elected by the people: we don't have governments elected by a minority). Every time we go to the polls, it is to put our ennemy in charge. This is a most ridiculous concept. And this is an American-only concept.
Now, the government does something we don't like. We are in the streets, making a lot of loud noises, and you know what? It works. We live in democracies. Sometimes the gov (I'll write it like that now) send the police, and sometimes there are some casualties. But imagine what would be the number of casualties if everybody was armed. In fact, the gov wouldn't let the People in Arms do anything, and would send the Army at the first second. And, as Mr. Because tried to explain, the Army decides. And if the Army stays neutral or is on your side, then, as Mr. Mad Scientist told you, anything, a pin, a pair of scissors, anything is a good enough weapon.
I have already told you: if you proportion Freedom to the availability of arms, then Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan are freer than the USA (anybody can buy arms you wouldn't even dream of there). If you proportion Freedom to the the number of armed citizens, then Switzerland is the freer country on Earth.
What use was that specific constitutional right to the South in the nineteeth century? And when the rights, and the civil liberties of the people of America were at stake, did the people took arms to defend them? No. The people is easily manipulated. He falls easily for FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt). When your president and the FBI (Hoover) sat happily on your rights and civil liberties, the people helped, fearing the communism. And today, he (the people) is doing the same thing, fearing islamic terrorism.
And, since you are blessed with a good government for two years, which means that before you had a very bad one, how is it that we didn't see the People of the USA, with their good old guns and rifles, overthrowing the Clinton's administration? Nobody even tried!
So, we, peoples of Eurotrash and other slave nations (one of which having the privilege of being regularly a refuge for Americans fleeing the freer country on Earth), do not need your typical American Constitutional Right. We do not consider our governments as ennemies, even when we are in the opposition. We live in true democracies, we are not less free than you, and, as you, if one day we want to fight our governments, we won't have any problem doing it, unless the Army decides to wipe us out.
I'm finished. I don't hope any agreement from you. I don't think there is much more to say on that topic. Have a good life, freer man.