Originally Posted by errand
The 2nd amendment was installed because the founding fathers had just fought for their freedom from a tyrannical government......which also explains why the Constitution limits what the government can do....not us.
They saw the potential that government could be corrupted by power and turn a free nation into an oppressed one....and that's why they said the right of the peopleto keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
"Citizens of these United States! We grant you the right to bear arms so that if we become tyrannical, you can overthrow us! Now you farmers in Western Pennsylvania who are revolting because of whiskey exchange taxes and to whom we just gave this right to bear arms against the government...Draw, turkeys!"
Well we gotta give them the right to fight against us...but if they do, we gotta give her the ole college try to put them down, too. Yep. Makes sense.