The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It reads:
"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."
I know that some folks have a problem with this, but get over it! It's not just a document that protects our right to hunt. It's not just a document that protects our right to shoot targets. What is really is a statement of fact. The fact that God gave every man the "Right" to defend himself. The Government can not give you a right, and it can not take away a right. Unless you let it! At the time this amendment was written into our Constitution there was no standing army. We the people were the Militia, the army. And we were armed as well as the Army of England. No where in the 2nd Amendment does it limit the number of guns, or the type of guns, that the citizen can own. It does not specify military, or hunting arms, as they were all the same back then. Our founding fathers saw fit to enumerate this God given right for a reason. It wasn't just to protect our rights as citizens, but was intended to protect us from our own government. If we can't go out on the battle field as well armed as our enemy, then we have no hope. That is why our founding fathers included the last line, "shall not be infringed". They wanted each, and every citizen to be armed with the latest, and best arms that the world could produce. Any laws made by our government to limit, or regulate any firearm is in violation of the Constitution of America.
Thomas Jefferson wrote; “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
You can not have the right to life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness, if your can't stop a government who means to take away your rights.
Myles C. Bryant