First three amendments
Quote:First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Second Amendment – Militia (United States), Sovereign state, Right to keep and bear arms.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Third Amendment – Protection from quartering of troops.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The British, in an attempt to subjugate Colonials to British rule and taxation, disarmed the colonists and ambushed the militiamen when and where they saw fit, taking no prisoners and forcing colonists to shut up or be shot (no free speech) and put up Loyalist soldiers. Culminating in the Boston Tea Party (aka Boston massacre) the War of Independence began and the two most important issues were right to free speech and right to bear arms.
My point is, if you don't learn history, you're doomed to repeat it. THIS is the reason for the 2nd Amendment. Not hunting, not to carry a gun in your purse, but to have the tools to stop tyranny. Maybe the idea is dated and technology makes it all obsolete but I don't believe that.