That said, with a legal gun ownership rate of 9 guns per 10 Americans and a gun violence rate of nearly triple the second leading developed country, it is painfully obvious that the claimed deterrent effect of having an widely armed population has never materialized.
The original intention of the 2nd amendment was so that the general populous would be able to defend their rights against a tyrannical and oppressive government via armed revolution. That too has yet to materialize, despite our rights being slowly stripped away year after year. It's ok though, as long as we have our McRib and Best Buy gift cards we can go about mooing like the cattle we are. Bah bah black sheep.