..why? the British at that time used standing armies to herd inconvenient men, women and children into churches, and imprison them, or burn the churches...crispy, dead Christians...or Jews, or black, or white...seditious libel was the King's law to shut everyone's mouth, with the threat of noose. Christians are saved by grace, but they are not immune to ignorance of history. A little Congregation that sees a need for safety and skill in firearms ownership is wise to do their part to defend religious, speech and assembly freedom,as well as lawful 2nd amendment RESPONSIBILITY! Yes..it IS a responsibility, not just a right. At founding..perhaps just for men..today? Women too. I am a woman. When I am ready, these church members will teach me.