Of course, Hank the Yank claims that the 'right to bear arms' is part of their constitution.
I doubt that the 'arms' mentioned were thought to include 'high powered assault rifles and machine guns.
Spot on. The right to bear arms was (presumably) so they could shoot the indigenous people who were trying to fight back and not have their land annexed, and protect themselves from wild animals. I guess an Uzi would be useful if you met a bear in the wild, but not essential.