Start at "II. The People's Right to Keep and Bear Arms"
"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."
- George Washington
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."
"I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."
"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."