The 2nd Amendment Does Not Give You The Right To Own A Gun:
Listen to this college history lecturer turned firearms instructor. He knows his stuff.You can access the video at the above link.
(I tried to access the source code for the video, but it hasn't been uploaded to any internet source available to the public. And since it's proprietary to Bearing Arms, they have the right to restrict SOLE access to their own website.)
I hope that Bearing Arms is careful to preserve this video, because it explains the Constitutional nuances of the Second Amendment, which many people just do not understand.
The central point is, of course, that the Constitutional Forefathers DID NOT TRUST GOVERNMENT to preserve the rights of the common citizen. Therefore, in the first ten amendments to the constitution called "The Bill of Rights" or The Enumerated Rights ... even though they specifically were not 'enumerated' (ranked by order of importance) .. every one of these rights were deemed as important as any other of the Rights defined there'
Here is a list of the Bill of Rights, in an video file:
Bear in mind that the "Colonists" had suffered under the thumb of The King (George III) of England, and the unwonted excesses of the British troops who were stationed in the colonies to keep order, protect the colonists from predation by native people, and to enforce British Law (including the collection of taxes).
Mostly, the latter.
When you review these amendments, recall that each was enacted to address a specific grievance which the British King's policies had visited upon the Americans.
In the meantime, I hope you all have a joyful and NOISY celebration of American Independence!