The Purpose Of The Second Amendment

The original purpose of the Second Amendment was to give American citizens the right to defend themselves against a potential tyrannical government.

If the Constitution were ever disbanded and government sought to create a new government which removed the right of citizens to determine the course of their own lives, the citizens would have the ability to raise a militia and fight this new government and defend their lives, homes, and property.

It was never the intent of the Second Amendment to give Americans recreational weapon for sport or hunting, although these are natural products of owning firearms. The purpose of allowing the ownership of high powered weapons like the Ar-15 and others, was so that private citizens could defend themselves against their own government. It would be impossible to defend your home with a handgun, shotgun, or hunting rifle, against an enemy who comes with a high powered weapon. In the same way, large capacity magazines are for events in which a large force would come against a private citizen and give a family the ability to have a chance for survival.

If we read Blackstone’s commentary on the law, we find that the intent of the Second Amendment was to make it possible for private citizens to defend themselves from a potential overreach by their own government. The founders of America were well aware of other foreign nations whose governments had disarmed citizens before they enacted laws to take away their rights.

The United States Constitution guarantees its citizens the right to disband any government which no longer serves the people and seeks to establish a totalitarianism, fascist, or oppressive government.

The Second Amendment, part 2, to the United States Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to keep and bear arms, adopted on December 15, 1791.

The Supreme Court of the United States has previously ruled that individuals have these rights, and not only a private militia. State and local governments are greatly limited from infringing upon this right, as per the incorporation of the Bill of Rights.

The Second Amendment originated from the right to keep and bear arms found in English Common Law,  influenced by their English Bill of Rights from 1689. Sir William Blackstone described this right as an supplementary right, supporting the natural rights of persons in self-defense and resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state.[1]

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[1] Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England , First Book, Chapter: “Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals,” page. 139

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