It doesn’t happen in a day!

It may surprise you to know that the Second Amendment has its roots in English law. The 1688 Bill of Rights was meant to rectify James IIs’ prohibition on the carrying of arms by Protestants and stated

“That the Subjects which are Protestants may have Arms for their Defence suitable to their Conditions and as allowed by Law” http://www.legislation.gov.uk/aep/WillandMarSess2/1/2/introduction

In his 1766 work “Commentaries on the Laws of England”, Sir William Blackstone wrote: