Thanks to Laci the Dog, I had the opportunity to watch this wonderful video. It's a lecture by
Prof. Cass Sunstein of the University of Chicago Law School given about two years ago.
It's long so I'll just mention a few highlights.
Early on he says, the individual right to bear arms reflects an extremely resourceful social movement and has much less to do with good standard legal arguments than appears.
In the early 1990s, Chief Justice Warren Berger, conservative Republican, said the claim that the 2nd Amendment creates an individual right is one of the greatest pieces of fraud on the American public by special interest groups in his lifetime.
Later the professor uses phrases like "2nd Amendment revisionism" and he speaks at length about the founding period idea of militia being necessary to prevent a standing army of the government from harming the citizens.
He says the thought that citizen soldiers in the 21st century are needed for this purpose is just "ridiculous" and the idea of citizens fighting against government armies, "preposterous."