that is just after both civil war, the one in America and the one our family flee from in Nihon. in our family history we fled from what would today be call a Police State, only in Nihon, at the time of the ending of the Shogunate, even the Police fought each other. it became very bloody after nearly 200 sai of peace in Nihon under the Shogunate, but when the Shogunate began to disintegrate, many many "militia" vie for power until the new Emperor Meiji finally consolidate his power and a new and modern and forward looking Nihon was born. however there were very many local and bloody fight between the differing militia of the samurai. ryo family came away from the chaos and come to America during the time of the disintegration of the Shogunate and before the rise of the Emperor Meiji. we not illegal immigrant either, but come to America under the law and family have excellent record of this too. first family sail to hawaii where stay for many sai but later the branch of ryo pops family sail on to san francisco. during the time of the Shogunate only the samurai had the right to bear arms neh. ryo family was able to leave Nihon because family was samurai and could defend it freedom because of arms.
it very true what you say too about the wording of the 2nd Amendment. ryo and little brother were raise on the idea of a direct relation between arms and freedom. since the founding of America it seem like almost every generation of Americans have had to fight with arms for their freedom. ryo is very proud to be a natural born American and also proud to be one America's newest riflemen. ryo have learn very much from you and others here at Gunslot since was first invite to join. you keep up the good work Ojiisan. ryo is very proud to learn from you.
Your ichiban magomusuko,
Your post was excellent, SamD. I completely agree with your reading of the 2nd Amendment. And besides the quote you cited, Machiavelli had very much to say about government that is unfortunately true.
LD, your comment is both informative & impressive. The history of your family is very interesting & inspiring. I'm glad you're here, & an American citizen.
LD, if I may respectfully ask, please explain "ryo". Is that your name, or is it a term in Japanese to indicate yourself?