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"The purpose of the right to bear arms is twofold; to allow individuals to protect themselves and their families, and to ensure a body of armed citizenry from which a militia could be drawn, whether that militia’s role was to protect the nation, or to protect the people from a tyrannical government."
Glenn Harlan Reynolds (more quotes by Glenn Harlan Reynolds or books by/about Glenn Harlan Reynolds)
Assoc. Prof. of Law, Univ. of Tennessee
A Critical Guide to the Second Amendment, 62 TENN. L. R. 461, 475 (1995).
Arms, Constitution, Defense, Militia, Protection, Self-Reliance