I recently read a post, that I immediately took issue with. I did not save the author’s name, nor did I save the post. No particular reason I did not, other than I didn’t decide to make a statement until now.
The post was a statement against the 2nd Amendment; not one entirely against it, but still one that infringed. Here paraphrased: “The 2nd Amendment was meant only for militias to have or own guns.”
George Washington, in the quote shown above made no mention of an organized militia. Even if he had, before and after the 2nd Amendment was written and accepted into OUR CONSTITUTION, militias are not our regular army, they are armed citizens, able-bodied to defend our nation in time of emergency. The citizens came from the farms and communities then, and they would come from the farms and communities today! The government is not going to arm citizens, except in the military branches. They are not going to arm militias. They would never arm citizens against itself, the government. The government knows the purpose fully well of an armed militia made up of citizens in this the United States.
The 2nd Amendment protects our right to defend our independence. The only purpose for a government, our own government, to remove this Amendment is to take away our independence.