The Congress exists because of the Constitution... the Constitution exists because of the Militia and an armed People. The rule of law is secured by a proper and functioning militia... See: Article 1, Section 8, Clauses 14 and 15. To this end, the Militia must be armed with the weapons necessary to secure the Law and with it... the cause of liberty.
The Militia is present to enforce the law... against enemies of the People. The 2nd Amendment was established to institutionalize the Militia and to ensure the People's right to be armed as necessary to protect their liberty and property. It is essential, to the maintenance of liberty and the security of property rights, that the freedom of the right to keep and bear arms never be surrendered. It is the right to keep and bear arms that is the linchpin by which the People assert and protect their inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Tyrants and usurpers always seek to disarm the Militia... an armed People. However, the militia in these United States is part of the Constitution in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15 and 16. The Constitution establishes the Militia as an institution of its creation, part of the balance of power, an instrument of the People, too be called forth for three primary reasons: 1) To execute the laws of the land. 2) Too, suppress insurrection. 3) Too, repel invasions. The militia is a permanent Constitutional institution, on an equal status with the Congress, Administration and Federal Courts. In fact, it is the People's guard against a LAWLESS GOVERNMENT. Congress may call the Militia to restore law and order, suppress insurrection and to repel invasions, as it sees fit. The Militia may be used to remove rouge elements within the government, where insurrection and lawlessness are rampant.
The rights of a free people exist only by the exercise of force of arms... the power needed to enforce the laws of the land was to rest primarily with the People and their Militia, not a standing Army or a Police State. It is a free people who establish just governments, which bring equity and order to society. Without power, the People's Militia is incapable of defending liberty or to enforce the rule of law. Tyrants and usurpers whose purpose is to RULE the People, must first disarm them and nullify the Militia; thus an armed tyrant binds the labor and property of a free people to their use and cause. It is an ARMED PEOPLE and their Militia that is a terror to rogue governments and tyrants. Our founders guaranteed the right of the People to keep and bear arms, as part of a greater force for good, the Militia. The Militia is the sword of a free people and the defender of liberty against rogue governments.
The Militia is not the National Guard... it is not an arm of the government. Rather, it is an Armed Citizenry that is the Militia. An organized and unorganized Militia exist, by right of Constitutional and statutory law, in every State of the Union. There corporate body, when properly armed and trained, exist to secure the common liberty of our Nation. Our founding father's understood all governments gravitates toward corruption, that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. They institutionalized the Militia, within the Constitution itself, as the People's means of defense, against a corrupt Government. The Second Amendment guards the People's right to keep and bear arms as part of the Militia. The right to keep and bear arms is the underpinning power of a free People, a Militia, able to defend against the abuses of a rogue government.
Those who attempt to remove the right to keep and bear arms... endanger the balance of Constitutional Power between the People and those who govern. The power of the Militia rests in the right of the people to keep and bear arms. So fundamental to freedom, is the right of self-defense, that our founders ensconced the Second Amendment to guarantee that right against future usurpation by rogue governments. Arms for Hunting and Personal Defense are a bonus benefit of the Second Amendment, not the primary purpose of the Second Amendment. The Constitutional purpose of the Second Amendment is to secure the People's right to an armed Militia; the People's agent to enforce the rule of law, to put down insurrection and repel invasion.
Despots and rogue governments fear an armed People and their Militia... knowing that when the People are armed they have the means and power to establish law and order as they see fit. A rogue government seeks to disarm the People in order to control and subdue the general population. A free people don't fear their government and a fearful people are a people without the means to defend against those who would usurp their liberty by force of arms. Laws are useless without the power to enforce them.
Our Constitution is meaningless if the People lack the power to enforce its law. The People of the United States remain armed for the time being. It is, therefore, imperative that the People remain armed and prepared to defend liberty and the rule of law, thru the force of arms, if they desire to remain free. However, when a history of usurpations and abuses of power, by government, prove to be insurmountable agents, designed to deprive the People of their liberty, it becomes the right, nay the duty, of such a people to cast off the bounds of that rogue government and too establish new guards for their liberty.
That time is rapidly approaching... watch for the tyrants too begin arms confiscation. That will be the call to arms and the sign for mobilizing the People's Militias. Any law or regulation that is contrary to the Constitution has no legal standing. It is only thru the illegal abuse of power that the agents of law enforcement take away the right to keep and bear arms from citizens of the United States. The right to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed is the Constitutional law... the supreme law of the land. It is time that the People remind their government of its purpose and too defend their rights under the Constitution to keep and bear arms as they see fit... not as some government agent, illegal law or regulation dictates.