We've all (I hope?) have read/learned of the exact rationale behind the 2nd.
"...what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
Those folks up there on the "hill" see that amendment as a joke since so few, if any, have ever used it for its intended purpose.