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The second Amendment to the constitution and our Bill of Rights were created to protect us, even from our own government. These are not about hunting or even simply personal protection. These rights were given, simply, for us as common men and women to hold overgrown government at bay and if necessary replace said government. It does not specifically restrict us to muskets. The Army had muskets in 1776, today they have machine guns and assault rifles. Governments throughout history, who have taken guns from their people, have become some of the worst dictators in history. Mau, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Castro, just to name a few. We should not look back on our lives and say we allowed such things to happen to us. Our founders where not perfect, and laws evolve. But one that should never change, is the ability of the people to bear arms and keep their government in check.