Originally Posted by BlueTrain
The military isn't mentioned in the 2nd amendment; the militia is, which were state troops. Remember also that militias had existed long before there was a national government. Remember too, there was a national government before there was the constitution.
The military isn't mentioned because there wasn't one. The Founders were adamantly opposed to the concept of a Federal, standing army.
And the colonial militias were not "state troops." They were local, regional groups.