The Second Amendment 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. " here are some definitions, "A well regulated militia. . . " A militia according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is "a body of citizens organized for military service" the key word is citizens, Not government. ". . . Necessary to the security of a free state. . . " in other words, Formed for the purpose of ensuring the security from a government becoming overbearing and tyrannical against it's citizens. ". . . The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. " we, The people, Have a right to the means of defending ourselves, The revolutionary war started at Lexington and Concord because the British came to take the colonists weapons of self defense. The USSR had banned guns from it's own citizens. A reason why the Jews were such an easy target before WWII was because the Nazi party was taking all of their rights and were defenseless. The re-framers included the Second Amendment to provide citizens the opportunity to defend themselves from the government.