^ don't believe I've heard the first half. Does it contradict the second?
2nd Amendment in its entirety: "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."
First: The Second Amendment CLEARLY does not refer to personal arms, but rather to the States' Militia,
which may not be disbanded or disarmed by the potentially-oppressive central government that was being
created by the Constitution...
Second: If "The Founding Fathers" had thought for one second
that some future government would try to
disarm individual citizens, they would have included a right to personal arms, I would speculate it might have
been part of the 6th Amendment.
Keep in mind, there was no 9-1-1 in 1781, and even today, depending on where you live, it can take quite
some time for The Law to arrive. If there's time to wait for the cops, that't the way to go, but if someone's
in my house, threatening me, he probably doesn't feel like waiting around for 'rm.