The second amendment was created at a time when this country was new, having armed conflict with Great Britain. Each man had to supply his own gun. It was also a time when guns were necessary for procuring food for families and protection from hostile persons and wild life (cougars, Bears, panthers, wolves) the latter especially needed by countrymen living in unsettled areas. There was no law enforcement or organized military. It was not meant for today’s environment. Guns are not needed to feed families and protection against wild animals. Law enforcement is responsible for the safety of citizens. We have a highly developed military and there will be no troops of a hostile country marching down our roads killing and looting. Guns were not intended for mass murder or for everyone to hold guns capable of mass murder. This country was very small and there was no need for gun control since they were a part of everyday life. That’s not true today. You can’t apply the rules for life 200+ years ago to today’s environment. Gun control is necessary and the second amendment is not intended for an environment where guns are everywhere, easily obtained, no oversight of use or control.