I find it so ironic that the personages that can afford to live in gated compounds, bullet proof the walls and windows of their houses,surround themselves with body guards, and drive around in FULLY ARMOURED suv's are often so adament about removing the average citizen's right to defend themselves...
Many congression scholars have come to understand that the second ammendment intends to give the citizen the rights to:
1. Posess arms to protect themselves (collectively) from foreign interlopers or invaders.
2. Posess arms to protect themselves (collectively) from a tyranical domestic government.
3. Posess arms to protect themselves from personal deady threat.
4. Organize into groups that can be equiped and trained to realize and re-inforced the above 3.
It never said anything about guarenteeing the right to posess arms for hunting because at the time it would have been like guaranteeing the individual the right to grow crops. ( After all, are we not mandated by the bible to nurture and live off the fruits of the earth?) At the time, on this continent, hunting was as common as going to the supermarket is today.
Its almost comical that as a counter event to the Republican convention a bunch of liberal "humanitarian" (not to mention wealthy) actors have gotten together to "read out loud" and discuss the Constitution of the United States in NYC... to high paying tickets holders of course. I'm guessing that they either graze over or ignore the Bill of Rights and especially the 2nd Ammendant.
Personally, if I lived behind a shield of armour and 24/7 body guards I probably wouldn't have a 45 "cocked and locked" and sitting on the nitestand.... but I'd hope that I'd remember that there are others out there not as fortunate and secure.
After freedom of religion, freedom of speach,freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, and the freedom to petition.... the Second Ammendment SOLEY addresses the right to keep and bear arms. It is how we the people are given the right and ability to enforce the 1st Ammendant and all proceding 25 other ammendments.
Remember.... The more currupt and greedy a government gets, the higher it's priority to disarm its citizens.
Forgive me for "preaching to the choir".