Originally Posted by chloeshooter
To me it means there is a power balance (at least an attempt at one) between the people and their government. Other than the voting booth. It doesn't say anything about our right to self-defense, per Se. It doesn't have to, that's a natural law for most of us.
Agree with the natural law part...what them in are in charge fail to remember is that THE PEOPLE are the government...how the founders meant it to be...The Constitution is not the peoples rights...but the limits of those in charge (at the moment). Without the 2nd , you could just throw out the rest of the Bill of Rights...If the Founding Fathers lost the revolution, they would have been hung as traitors...they are legitimatizing their actions (of which we all agree, were correct) and letting us know that if it needs to happen again, it's up to us...