I posted this in its entirety before, but this is an abridged version. Short and too the point. I am sure Penn and I disagree on many points, but he is dead on as far as this goes....sorry for the language at the end..
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
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.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)