S.E.WI., just to clear up a misunderstanding, I was not trying to "correct" or disrespect anyone, as I was just simply pointing out that SCOTUS reenforced this principle again in 2005. 1856 was a long time ago and I thought I would just point out something more recent so if someone used this very important fact in a debate with an anti, it would be more relevent. Other words it still applies in a "modern society" not just back in the "day" or in the wild west etc...As for the appelate court rulings in the 1980s, some ignorant anti might just try to disreguard them by claiming that it is common for there to be conflicting rulings amungst the appelate courts. So that SCOTUS case clears it all up again in a modern setting. I actually rather appreciate that you posted this thread to inform people that the government has no duty to protect them
, as most people do not realize that. After all that is one of the most common arguements that anits make is,"no one should have guns except for the police," or "you dont need a gun, that is what the police are for."
So again sorry if you thought I was trying to "correct" you or if I sounded like I was trying to be a know it all, and thank you for bringing this to everyones attention.