The Second Amendment and the Preamble to the Bill of Rights:


For those who just can’t seem to figure out what the Second Amendment is really about they might try reading the Preamble to the first Ten Amendments of Bill of Rights:

“THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.” (Bolding added)

What was “its powers” they wanted to prevent the misconstruction or abuse of? It was the United States government. The states wanted to make sure the general or federal government would not abuse or exceed the power specifically delegated to it in the Constitution. Well the federal government has sure gone way of the delegated powers now and it would be real dumb to give them our guns at this point. And now can we understand the Second Amendment:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Notice, the security of a free state depends upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms not the other way around like the tyrants want you to believe when attempting to strip you of your defense so they can harm you without recourse. Also note that a well regulated militia is also dependent upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The tyrants try to turn this around as well by saying that it is the state militia that must be called up by the governor or the president before the people can be armed or organized into a militia. That tyrannical argument is also false. Both the well regulated militia and the security of a free state are dependent upon the maintenance of the God given right of the people, individuals, to keep and bear Arms.

Notice, the use of the unlimited term “Arms” rather than the more limiting term “rifles” or “sticks” or “cannons” or “sling shots.” Arms meant military arms like all the militaries in the world had at the time and which they will have in the future. If he Second Amendment is to connect with its intended purpose as so stated in the Preamble and the body of the amendment, it would by necessity mean all types of military arms and weapons.

And this is also verified by Federalist Letter #29 dedicated to the Militia written by Alexander Hamilton.

Also see definition of “assault weapon.”