Have a Declaratory and Restrictive Clause
"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."
You may also want to read Who Shall Guard the Guards? It's very long, but very informative.
The citizen has a natural and inalienable right to self defense and to the means of self defense.
The possession of arms distinguishes the free man from the slave.
The possession of arms breeds independence, self-respect and civic responsibility.
An armed citizenry reduces the incidence of criminal activity.
The armed citizen is not compelled to rely upon the assistance of the State for all protection.
The armed citizen forestalls the rise of a tyrant from within the State.
A citizenry accustomed to the use of arms and provided with their own personal weapons can come to the assistance of the State as a militia, either to subdue domestic turmoil or to repel a foreign invader.
The Second Amendment is not an Archaism
Update: I like to think that all US citizens know what a restrictive clause is, but in case you don't, or are not from the US but are curious, here is my Jan. 14th post on Declaratory and Restrictive Clauses. I really, really want every US voter to get this planted firmly in his, her or its head.
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