^ Gun nut .
I will admit the reason for the Second Amendment is not settled, I would say it was for the militia, which was a major part of the defense of the United States at that time. Remember, the Continental Army was a militia force, not a actual army with paid soldiers and such. Also, there was still the looming threat of a British invasion. The Second Amendment is quite useless now, I would think, as the police and the army are now here to defend the people.