I was watching an interview with Ted Nugent the other day and he said something that made a fair bit of sense. He said: "The second amendment is my concealed carry permit". That got me to thinking. The second amendment tells me that I have the right to bear arms to defend myself. I'll just leave it right there and not go into what I need to defend myself from. Point is: 1) I really don't think I should have to have a constitutional amendment to tell me what I already know, but if it gives government a sense of self-worth to have it in writing, that's OK. And 2) I don't think the second amendment meant that this right only applies while in my own home or on my own land. Why do I have to have a state issued permit for something that is confirmed (not given) by the constitution?