I don't see what you're trying to say here, in relation to what you quoted from me. My only point is that a convicted violent felon who truly can't be trusted with guns should not be let out of jail in the first place, short of proof of innocence coming to light. The issue of allowing prior felons their citizenship rights should be moot.
The people who are entitled to the right to keep and bear arms are not limited to citizens of the USA. These are the enumerated rights of those who LIVE in the United States:
▪ freedom of expression
▪ freedom of speech
▪ freedom of assembly
▪ freedom to petition the government
▪ freedom of worship
▪ the right to bear arms
A felon lives in the United States... Even if he has some or all of his citizenship rights revoked... he still lives in the United States. He can lose his right to vote, a citizenship right.. But not his right to petition the government (for his citizenship rights, if nothing else) and he need not petition for the right to bear arms.
IF you examine the War of 1812 you will see examples of privateers in their warships harassing the British Navy on behalf of the U.S. In response to the bottom statement about "marching all the time", I would have to give the admittedly unsatisfying answer that it really takes a change in peoples' mentality more than marches in the streets. Supporting the rights of someone else could be as simple as withholding your support for those who would deprive them. What level you would want to take it to must be up to you.
I've heard there were privately owned canons (but cannot find a corroborated source)... but not ships with canons... though there may not have been corporations (as we know them today) that owned these things... and possibly not true warships, but cargo ships with plenty of armament to protect itself from privateers... And, as I have said, I have no problem with you owning a canon or a Ma Deuce...
I might git a little twitchy if you insist on having a ricin bomb... or a nuke (suitcase or otherwise)... After all, we've seen and heard of plenty of well trained , expert gun folk, inadvertently shooting themselves or another... And while that's a rare occurrence... it would only take one negligent discharge with a nuke or chemical bomb.... to affect scores of people (not just the idiot that just "Had to have one, 'cause it's sooo tacticool")
So where do we draw the line in support of one another? or do we? And if we don't draw a line in our "job to support" rights, how can we find the time for our "job to support" ourselves, and our families... we'd be out marching all the time...