The Second Amendment is not about hunting; it is a political right. Historic context of the Amendment makes it very clear as to why some thought it necessary to write it into our federal constitution; they wanted it protected, and for good reason.
When the British Empire made its first attempt at quelling our first outburst of liberty, they failed. Why did they fail? It was because we were armed, and may I say, unlike any other people in the world at the time. The British did not expect us to be so uppity and free spirited.
And because of us being armed, we finally, through great difficulty and much dedication of our leaders and patriotic soldiers, gained our independence. That is why the Second Amendment was added to our constitution; that we would always remain a free people beholden to no government for our God given rights and liberties.
Nothing raises the hackles of dictators, tyrants, and oligarchs more than the idea of a substantially armed citizenry.
Disarming present or potential opposition has been the fundamental game plan of murderous rulers since Ancient Egypt and Rome.”
From the more complex mass murderers like Adolf Hitler, and Mao, to tin pot lunatics like Idi Amin, the key to seizing power, and then maintaining it, has always been a disarmed opposition.
The late, great Jeff Cooper, the father of modern firearms technique, coined the word “hoplophobe” to describe gun haters and those afraid of guns:
“Well, we know what motivates the hoplophobe. He simply envies the man who can cope where he, the hoplophobe, cannot. A skilled, armed man lives on a plane of security and contentment different from that of others. This is not egalitarian! The man who cannot cut it, envies, fears and sometimes hates the man who can. This is all very clear, it is just a pity that so many people choose to hide their perfidious motivation behind what they claim to be crime control.”