The 2nd Amendment states in full:
“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.”
In 2008 the Supreme Court correctly ruled that this was an individual right. Despite the clear language of the use of a declaratory clause and the recognition of a broader right to arms (all the rights in the Bill of Rights were declaratory or restrictive on the government, and not a grany by the government), there are plenty of anti-2nd Amendment advocates who refuse to accept this and insist that the term “right of the people” two different things in the same document.
Despite the Heller decision, our inalienable rights are not secure. They are never secure. We must constantly renew ourselves to the founding principles of liberty, or those principles will be lost forever.
Update: It looks like this incident is far from being an isolated one.