In the gun control community there is a popular statement that has been repeated for decades – “Nobody needs a 30 round magazine for hunting.” Another statement is – “Nobody hunts with an AR-15.” Then the classic – “Nobody needs an AR-15 to defend their family.”
What those people do not understand, the Second Amendment is not about hunting, and it only slightly about protecting ones home and family.
The true nature of the Second Amendment is for the people of the United States to be armed to protect themselves from their government and from invaders.
Who was the militia? Every able-bodied male.
Even though congress passed laws changing the militia from armed volunteers to the national guard, the intent of the Second Amendment remains.
The founding fathers wanted to the people to be armed in order to resist a tyrannous government. This is a last ditch effort so the people may protect themselves.
What happens when people are disarmed? Ask the 100 million people Communism killed in the 20th century alone.