The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states 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.
The Second Amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. The concept of such a right existed within English common law long before the enactment of the Bill of Rights. It was first codified in the English Bill of Rights of 1689, this right was enshrined in fundamental laws of several American states during the Revolutionary era, including the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776.
The Second Amendment means that it shall not be infringed by Congress, and has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.
We the people must vigorously oppose those legislators who vote to take our gun ownership away.