Gun control is unconstitutional. When will we realize guns are not the problem, but gun control is? We already have some 20,000 firearms regulations now on the books. None has significantly reduced crime.
What our founding fathers meant by the right to bear arms. By militia, the fathers meant all (militarily capable) males bearing arms supplied by themselves. Our founding fathers affirmed that the individual's right to possess arms is his ultimate guarantee against tyranny oppression.
The Second Amendment secures individuals the right to possess arms to defend their persons and to protect against attack whether private or governmental and a collect right assertable by individuals.
The Revolutionary War had been sparked by the British attempt to confiscate the patriots' arms at Lexington and Concord. Mason characterized the British strategy as an attempt "to disarm the people," that it was the best way to enslave them.