It may be uncomfortable to talk about Gun Violence and Gun Safety in America, but what is REALLY an uncomfortable discussion is the origin of the 2nd Amendment. It was created to allow Southern states to keep Militias to suppress slave rebellions. Which is why the wording of the 2nd amendment includes: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State …” A brief overview of what drove Madison to do so is discussed in this article:
In his complete paper on this topic, the author points out “The Second Amendment’s history has been hidden because neither James Madison, who was the principal author of the Second Amendment, nor those he was attempting to outmaneuver politically, laid their motives on the table.”
The full paper analyzing the history of forces driving this amendment by Law Professor Carl T. Bogus (sic) can be downloaded here.