In the recent debate about gun control, hunting, assault weapons and the type of arms Americans should be permitted to own, the Second Amendment of our Constitution is referenced. The Second Amendment states, “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.”
There is no reference of guns for hunting, even though hunting was quite extensive during Colonial times. In those times, every free man was considered a part of the militia. Next is the really important part, for the protection of the free state (individuals rights) from government tyranny as was occurring at the time.
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