Sorry, but couldn't resist my remarks above. However, we all should concentrate on the 2nd amendment issue, and try and keep historical context in line with that. Obviously we are not up to fighting the civl war again....at least not now.
It might be significant to say that the south, nor its' residents were deprived of their 2A rights after the war. At least until the latest attempts encompassing all the states, and those being currently attempted in California