The words from Article II., amendments to the Constitution of the United States, "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free people, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be Infringed." evidently have a community meaning; but they also carry along with them the right of the individual to safeguard himself and his house by keeping himself armed with the necessary means of defense. The law against carrying concealed weapons, now on the statute books of most of the states, is a matter quite foreign to the broad principles of the right of keeping and bearing arms.
- The Madison Journal, Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana, Saturday, July 25, 1914. New Series--Vol. 2 No. 33. Pg. 6