Properly understood the 2nd amendment is not about firearms at all, it is about resistance. If marshmallows were the only weapon available to the people in 1787 then marshmallows might have been mentioned. Until WE STOP arguing crime stats the debate will go on forever. Hunting, crime, plinking, etc., have NOTHING to do with the RIGHT to be armed, or the 2nd amendment.
I agree with your post (and your tag). Tree of Liberty...all that. It’s distressing to realize, particularly when listening to rat bastards like Cuomo, how few among our present government and the modern American political class give a fig for the founding principals. It’s equally distressing to realize how we the people allowed the collectivist snake to coil around us for so many years, and only now realize that we’re in a death struggle.