Originally Posted by La literatura
These statements are clear indications that the Founders advocated that free men join a militia when they felt it was necessary. The second amendment clearly evinces a spirit of people forming a state militia to keep order.
None of that means the Framers intended the 2nd Amendment's right to a gun was divorced from its militia purpose.
Life is 99% inspiration, 1% Perspiration, and 1% Attention to Detial.