George Mason argued the importance of the militia and right to bear arms by reminding his compatriots of England's efforts "to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them . . . by totally disusing and neglecting the militia." He also clarified that under prevailing practice the militia included all people, rich and poor. "Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers." Because all were members of the militia, all enjoyed the right to individually bear arms to serve therein.However, it is also about the simple enjoyment of honing a skill, friendship, fellowship, food, defense and family.
The framers thought the personal right to bear arms to be a paramount right by which other rights could be protected. Therefore, writing after the ratification of the Constitution, but before the election of the first Congress, James Monroe included "the right to keep and bear arms" in a list of basic "human rights" which he proposed to be added to the Constitution.
Patrick Henry, also in the Virginia convention, eloquently argued for the dual rights to arms and resistance to oppression: "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined." Thus, they agreed that an armed populace was the ultimate check on tyranny.
I could post more links, in fact link after link after link to further support this but you can research it yourself- do not believe me, LEARN!
Just understand that this truth terrifies so many- especially those elected who desperately want the 2nd INFRINGED, but this is but a part of the price of our Liberties; the risk that such can happen as is happening with each ticking minute.
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This point cannot be expressed strongly enough- the 2nd Amendment is a Right. Rights are not granted by Man or governments- but are yours at conception (as Nature and Natures God intended) the basic Right to self-defense. As of today, the best tools to do this are firearms, along with the supporting accessories for them (which include the various types of ammunition and even the magazines that hold such), irrespective of the advancement since the 2nd was penned to parchment, and cannot be done away with- simply INFRINGED or ABRIDGED.
As Patrick Henry stated:
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."NONE of us really wants to ever have to use it for hunting such and nor am I advocating doing such now; nevertheless, the primary purpose IS to remind those elected, and those wishing to enslave the populace (not all are elected- just supported by your stolen productivity), that the People fully retain the right to hunt tyrants down- permanently.