The second amendment provides that a well-regulated militia was and is necessary for the security of a Free State but at the same time prohibited the infringement of the right of the people or the citizenry to keep and bear arms.
This provision should be appreciated for its dual approach to the matters of bearing arms. It facilitates and protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms while at the same time gives power to a well-regulated militia on the premise that they shall enforce the security of a the Free State.
- Historical context
The Second amendment was proposed by James Madison ...