Second Amendment is NOT about hunting.
The citizen’s right to have guns has nothing to do with hunting. Our Founding Fathers were concerned about a tyrannical government. The Federalist Papers make this very clear.
“The executive branch of government may use the army to suppress a small faction or an occasional insurrection. But it won’t be able to stop a rebellion staged by the united efforts of all the citizens.” Federalist Paper #8[paragraph 10]*
“Military force can be only as strong as the resources of the country permit. For a long time to come, maintaining a large army will be impossible. As we are able to strengthen our military, the population and community strength will also increase. Therefore, when will the federal government be able to raise and maintain an army capable of erecting a tyranny over all the people of an immense empire? The people can, by using their State governments, defend themselves with the swiftness and organization of independent nations. . .” Federalist Paper #28[paragraph 10]*
“…Several European kingdoms have large military establishments. Yet they are afraid to trust the people with arms. Citizen arms alone might not be powerful enough to defeat a monarchy. But if the people had the additional advantage of local elected governments, who could direct the national attacks and appoint militia officers, the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions that surround it. Let’s not insult the free and gallant citizens of America. They can defend their rights more easily than the debased subjects of a tyrant can rescue their rights from their oppressors. And let’s not insult the American people with the supposition that they will ever allow the long series of insidious measures that would necessitate the use of armed force.” Federalist Paper #46[paragraph 9]*
*The Federalist Papers: Modern English Edition Two, 2008, Mary E, Webster
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