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originally posted by: EternalSolace
Not to ensure that automatic weapons were left to the government and not individuals. It wasn't that the forefathers couldn't predict the stability of current weapons or that of future weapons. But because they couldn't predict what technological advances were to be made by the government and hidden by the governments that intended to control and dominate.
originally posted by: auroraaus
a reply to: testingtesting
Only some US states have banned them and some local jurisdictions.
There was a federal ban of sorts but that expired in 2004
originally posted by: paraphi
The Second Amendment talks about a "well regulated militia". There is no such thing. Also, the Second Amendment is only ambiguous because it's so vague. Probably OK for 1790 when people knew what a firearm was, and where there was prevailing political imperatives, but somewhat out of date today.
I speak as a non-American chipping in.
originally posted by: ntech
Just inconvenient for those who want to take away an American's gun rights.