United States vs. Cruikshank, 1875, clearly sets out the limits of State and federal governments:

"With regard to those acknowledged rights and privileges of the citizen, which form a part of his political inheritance derived from the mother country, and which were challenged and vindicated by centuries of stubborn resistance to arbitrary power, they belong to him as his birthright, and it is the duty of the particular state of which he is a citizen to protect and enforce them, and to do naught to deprive him of their full enjoyment. When any of these rights and privileges are secured in the constitution of the United States only by a declaration that the state or the United States shall not violate or abridge them, IT IS AT ONCE UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY ARE NOT CREATED OR CONFERRED BY THE CONSTITUTION, BUT THAT THE CONSTITUTION ONLY GUARANTIES THAT THEY SHALL NOT BE IMPAIRED BY THE STATE, OR THE UNITED STATES, AS THE CASE MAY BE" United States v. Cruikshank, 1875.
Summary - the Constitution neither creates nor confers rights. It simply recognizes and protects the rights that are ours by virtue of being created in the image of God. Whether the issue is the Second Amendment right to bear arms, the First Amendment rights of religion, speech, or association, or the Fourth Amendment right to protection against warrantless search and seizure, these rights are not CREATED by the Constitution, they are RECOGNIZED and PROTECTED from infringement by the state or the US. Any attempt by the government to infringe on these God-given rights is incompatible with - and hostile to - our status as FREEMEN.