That the Governors, CiC of, of the States can call on in times of need and if so security of the State!
The history of the National Guard began on December 13, 1636, when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the organization of the Colony's militia companies into the North, South and East Regiments. The colonists adopted the English militia system which obligated all males between the ages of 16 and 60 to possess arms and participate in the defense of the community. Though the exact date is not known, the first muster of the East Regiment took place in Salem, Mass. Graphic courtesy of the National Guard Bureau
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2013 – On Jan. 10, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that designates Salem, Mass., as the birthplace of the National Guard.
Local officials, politicians and members of the Massachusetts National Guard gathered at the Salem City Hall yesterday to celebrate the signing of the bill.
“What a lineage we have -- what an honor to be here,” Massachusetts Guard Adjutant General Air Force Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice said at the ceremony.
“What a great meeting of all the history in the place,” Rice added. read more>>>
While individual gun owners have the right to 'bear arms' they are not a trained and regulated militia of any state, to be called upon in emergencies nor even security of said state by the Commanders of the Governors or if needed the President as National CiC of the regular military. That gives the states and the federal government, the people, the right to regulate the arms that can be carried by the private citizens if they pose danger to the occupants of each state, whether by owner or others, and have no purpose other then that possible danger to others because of the advancements of the weapons produced. Those modern weapons are held in armories of the trained and regulated militia's, the State National Guard, and are used for purpose intended!
Groups that form, especially with high velocity weaponry, and well stocked ammunition supplies for, and train themselves while saying they regulate themselves, in these modern times, are labeled by Nations and Nation States as 'criminal terrorists organizations' with training camps and bent on ideologies to individual wants and not a civil society existence!
If you don't buy that last then stop readily labeling others as 'terrorist' or 'terrorist organizations', they too want the best developed and able to procure, by any means, to carry out their ideologies, they're no different then you or what you're arguing and fighting for! It's that simple!