Why is the second amendment marginalized by so many? It's an amendment to the Constitution just like any other, except perhaps that it doesn't convey any rights onto anyone, necessarily, but instead precludes others from denying a right; a right assumed by its author(s) to be God-granted. Is it because shooting sports are niche interests, and therefore the whole firearm debate is relegated to second class status? Everybody drives a car, so try and take a car away from someone and you'd be met with laughter and summarily ignored by society. But not everyone shoots, so try and take a firearm away from someone and that same society turns a blind eye; they don't shoot, so taking a gun away from someone else doesn't affect them directly one way or the other, and they can be apathetic. I know driving is a privilege and carrying is a right... but you wouldn't think it was arranged that way from viewing it from the outside. Are people so narrowly focused on their own lives that they can not or will not see what happens on the periphery today may happen in their line of sight tomorrow? How does the 'lack of context in the modern day' argument hold any water? I mean, when will the 13th amendment no longer hold any context in modern society? Or, if we're paying for the sins of our fathers, who were these sinful fathers?