George Washington, the father of our country, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces and first President of our country, said "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance. They are the peoples' liberty teeth."
To use the word "firearms" as second only in importance to the Constitution was a deliberate inclusion...it meant that just like you can use your hands and legs to defend your God given liberty and life, the firearm is of utmost importance in safeguarding our country and ourselves from threats both from within and outside its borders. The use of the word "teeth" was also used intentionally because as we all know we do have canine teeth. uppers and lowers, and they are used in tearing and ripping not only to eat but in a last case scenario, to inflict injury or kill an enemy, ( I know it sounds barbaric but its true).
It may sound a little strange but when you have nothing left to fight with you use what God gave you to protect yourself and your liberty. No fancy legal talk or semantics here...just common sense. If it were not for firearms we would probably be speaking German or Japanese today or we might not even exist.
The 2nd Amendment is yours, personally, and not the government's to dispense if it wishes.