If you feel a need to "reinterpret" the Constitution, you must know that what you want to do is unconstitutional.
"AND WHEN THE LAST LAW WAS DOWN, AND THE DEVIL TURNED 'ROUND ON YOU, WHERE WOULD YOU HIDE, ROPER, THE LAWS ALL BEING FLAT?"
Let's analyze your quotes, Goshin, to see exactly if they help your case:
These simply describe what a militia is composed of, and do not bear on the conditionality of the second amendment. Nobody is disputing the fact that the militia is composed of the people.George Mason: "I ask you sir, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people." (Elliott,
Richard Henry Lee: "A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and
include all men capable of bearing arms." (Additional letters from the Federal Farmer, at 169, 1788)
In fact, these quotes do you more harm that good, Goshin. The quotes above cannot reasonably be construed to include the National Guard asa type of "militia," thus they prove that the militia as the Framers understood it doesn't exist any more.
Considering that he was writing at a time when militias were still commonplace, I don't see how this bears on the conditionality of the second amendment whatsoever.Patrick Henry: "The people have a right to keep and bear arms." (Elliott, Debates at 185)
I'm sorry, what was Samuel Adams's role in writing the Constitution?Samual Adams: "The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United
States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." (Convention of the Commonwealth
of Mass., 86-87, date still being sought)
Even assuming he did have a role in writing the second amendment, there is nothing in this quotation that demonstrates a right to gun ownership in the Constitution, merely that the Constitution does not preclude gun ownership.
As for the rest of your quotations, they don't really bear on the issue at all. Like I said, I don't think that cherry-picking from the writings of the founding fathers is a good way to determine what the law is, but if you are going to do that you might want to at least cherry pick quotes that actually provide support for your position.