Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
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.
I have a question for those who which to re-write our Constitution...
Q: When is the last time you remember even looking at the Constitution or the Bill of Rights?
A: Probably when you were in elementary school. Below is the beginning portion of the preamble and, of course, the Second Amendment. Note the portion of the preamble that warns “in order to prevent misconstion or abuse of powers,...”
Some thoughts on who is the Militia:
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms …To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms . . . " Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters From the Federal Farmer 53 (1788).
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Thomas Jefferson