The Second Amendment

The purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow citizens the ability to protect themselves from the government and to allow citizens the opportunity to protect themselves when the government fails to protect them.  The tyranny of King George II fresh in the forefront of the Founding Fathers minds;  the Founders intended the Second Amendment to limit the government's power to restrict weapons, NOT the citizens' right to possess weapons, weapons which maybe necessary to protect themselves from the government.  Many uninformed state and federal officials try to limit the Second Amendment because they don't understand the purpose of this amendment.