The Second Amendment is about far more than hunting or self-defense. An armed person is a free person; a disarmed person is subject to whatever abuse an armed attacker wishes to inflict, often as not.
"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself
. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good
First President of the United States