my last gun thread got hijacked into a debate on the meaning of the second amendment. for this one, let’s assume that the militia is one made up of civilian(s) and its purpose is to protect against a corrupt government that compromises the security of our free state and that the people whose right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed are individuals. i believe this is the nra/gun control opponent/possibly founding fathers interpretation. if i’m wrong, please correct me before this goes much further. if you don’t agree with the nra’s interpretation and wish to debate it, please open a different thread.
my question is, under what circumstances does the second amendment protect my right to shoot a government official or agent? can i alone, as the individual with a right to bear arms, make this decision? do i need four or five other disgruntled people to back me up? in other words, if i go to washington and start shooting (not that i’m planning on it), can i claim immunity from prosecution under the second amendment if i can prove that i felt my rights or security had been threatened?