The whole of the people constitute the militia. USC SECTION 10 states that all able bodied males age 16 to 45 and all women who have served in the military or National Guard are eligible to be called up for service. Richard Henry Lee and George Mason's writings both make it abundantly clear that the 2nd Amendment was an in dividual right. If you read the preamble to the Bill of Rights it clearly states these amendments were put in place to stop "misconstruction and abuse" by the federal govt. Darn pesky facts get in the way of totalitarianism.