The Founders didn't trust government -- period! They didn't even trust themselves as a group because they knew -- and we know -- that a guy or group of people given a little power will always crave more. (That's another good reason to never vote for an incumbent, no matter how good he may be the first time in office.)
The Founders included the Second Amendment because they wanted citizens to be able to fight off government. And as long as government knew the people would shoot 'em if they encroached on their (the people's) rights, government would stand back, fearing the people.
Now, of course, government has learned to use things like the courts to infringe anyway. Still, that's what the Second Amendment is all about. And if you ever find that in any news story, proclaim it, because it'll turn out to be an accident, because media are part of the new government.
Bill Dekle, Millen