Any time we try to get into the minds of what the Framers of the Constitution meant when they wrote it, we have an argument.<quoted text>
your response will go over most people head here....they think the second amendment says it's OK to buy a gun and shoot anybody.
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."
Remember, the First Ten Amendments were written and adopted a few years after the Constitution was written. Most of the Founding Fathers didn't think you needed to spell out what rights the citizens had, because if they weren't listed, then that right could be denied. The first 10 actually are things the government can't do or take away from the citizens.
The 2nd Amendment is not as clear cut as we think. It can be confusing because it mentions a militia first, then the rights of the citizens. Soembody sees that and says, "No, they meant guns only for a militia." Somebody else says, "No, the meant its ok for the people to own guns. I'm staying away from that.