Why does America need a 2nd Amendment?
Never in human history has civilian populations suffered under the brutal fists of despotic governments more than the 20th century. Without fail, the first act of these despots when they seize control is to disarm their intended victims. Governments have slaughtered more civillians than all of the wars combined.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is vital to the health and well being of the body politic.
Once, disarmed, the people no longer have a means of redress.
Secondly, with no means to resist the state's edicts the people become defacto slaves of the state.
Thirdly, once the will of the people is nullified, then the stultification of the populace sets in and the state begins to stagnate. Cuba and North Korea are both stark examples of this eventuality.
The entire purpose of the the states existence become the continuation of the Tyrants rule. Look at the stagnation of the Soviet Union under Stalin, the slow financial growth of China under Mao. The entire collapse of the economy under Fidel Castro.
If the American colonists have not been well armed they would never have had their revolution. Since colonial time Americans have understood this, that a free nation is a function of an armed populous, and the founders reflected these realities in four places in the US constitution, the most famous being the Second Amendment. This amendment states
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.
Unfortunately the mainstream media influenced by anti-constitutional interests rarely mentions any of this, nor do they ask the obvious question: If the Second Amendment says that US supposed to be a free State why is it that the country is hurtling head long towards a police State?