No where is it made more clear by an Early American Founder that the militia is to be formed by the people and the arms they are to keep and bear are the same as the federal army:
"But though the scheme of disciplining the whole nation must be abandoned as mischievous or impracticable; yet it is a matter of the utmost importance that a well-digested plan should, as soon as possible, be adopted for the proper establishment of the militia. The attention of the government ought particularly to be directed to the formation of a select corps of moderate extent, upon such principles as will really fit them for service in case of need. By thus circumscribing the plan, it will be possible to have an excellent body of well-trained militia, ready to take the field whenever the defense of the State shall require it. This will not only lessen the call for military establishments, but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."
It is clear that
You see article 1 Section 8 clause 11 forbids the funding of a federal standing army for more than 2 years. Yet our federal government has maintained by law a standing army for over 60 years without permission of the people in an amendment to allow such a thing. This one change in constitutional form without the permission of the people has dissolved the authority of the federal government making everyone of them in the federal government tyrants. Is it therefore wise to surrender your guns to them?