Good Point. I've always said that "the people" should be all the argument they need. Also, if "the people" applies to all of the citizens in the Preamble, "WE THE PEOPLE of the United States", then doesn't it mean the same thing when they say, "the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" ? Also, why does a "well regulated militia" have to only mean a part of the government, the military? Wouldn't a well regulated militia include any group of people willing to take up arms in an organized way? We were stating our independence, why would we want the government to be the only ones with arms?But the other day I thought about the Founding Father's & why they wrote it that way, i.e. back then all able bodied American men were considered a standing militia to be called up as necessary.
Then I remembered (way back when) I had turned 18 and was required, by law, to register for Selective Service. This made me an "able bodied American man" who could "be called up as necessary" into "military (militia) service".