The 2nd Amendment was drafted and approved so the 'militia' (every citizen who is not an agent of the government) could be armed with the same weapons as those in military service, which was a musket. The modern day 'musket' is a M-16/M-4. But because the government banned the ownership of ASSAULT WEAPONS (true military weapons) by most average people in the 30's (NFA) all we have left is the semi-auto version the AR-15.
We NEED then just as much, if not more, today as the day the Constitution was adopted and approved.
The 2nd Amendment is the 'enforcement clause' of the Constitution. The progressive MUST disarm us to control us.
With the arms goes the power!!!