Originally Posted by M_Six
Well, not exactly. The right to bear arms was given so that a militia could be formed to protect the government, not overthrow it.
The Supreme Court later ruled in favor of an individual's right to bear arms for "lawful" purposes, which certainly does not include overthrowing the gov't.
I have to respectfully disagree with you. Thatís exactly why it was written. Look what our founding fathers did. They used their weapons to overthrow their tyrannical government.
They then placed the clause in the 2nd amendment so that the people will always be armed, to keep the government in check. That is the original purpose