The Tench Coxe quotation is the first one I could find, there are numerous others. The only fair reading indicates that the militia use is the only use sanctioned under the original meaning of the second amendment, not self defense, although a weak argument can be made for self defense by appealing to some quotes from Jefferson, these are just as quickly rebutted by the number of times the Framers discussed the amendment without any talk of this right at all.you claimed that many founders did not believe that and I asked you to provide sources
You say attempts to limit it to specific uses are specious, but now you're being silly. The second amendment doesn't protect the right to use a gun to rob a bank, now does it? Nor does it protect the right of ex-convicts to own guns. How can you honestly argue that is does not protect specific uses?