There is much debate about the purpose and intention of the 2nd Ammendment.
Those who look to restrict its meaning claim it’s intention is for “hunting”…or that it only applies to muskets.
Our founding fathers knew what was needed to create, and maintain, a country destined to become the most successful on the planet. We can try to interpret the document, but their own words exist to inform us of their exact intentions. The quotes below make it very clear. The 2nd Ammendment is about preserving the freedom of our citizens, and protecting that freedom from tyranny.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson
“When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise the original rights of self defense – to fight the government.” – Alexander Hamilton
“The ultimate authority resides in the people, and that if the federal government got too powerful and overstepped its authority, then the people would develop plans of resistance and resort to arms.” – James Madison
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln
“We, the people are rightful masters of both Congress and the courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln
“We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.” – Ben Franklin
“What country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” – Thomas Jefferson