A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be
Ohh, 2nd Amendment, what are we supposed to do with you?
Personal protection is only secondary to the real function of this amendment - to allow a well regulated militia access to the same arsenal of
weaponry as the federal government, so as to ensure the ability to resist tyranny.
That, by law, includes unmanned drones, fully automatic guns, chemical, biological, nuclear weaponry, and everything else that the military has
dreamed up. Since this will probably never happen in the real world, what is to be done? I genuinely don't know.
Personally, I think every state should start their own militias, which would in turn claim the right to start utilizing the same kind of weaponry used
by today's military, under the 2nd amendment. All weaponry legalized but controlled through state measures. The more dangerous the weapon, the more
stringent the restrictions. As they develop, perhaps in time they could serve as an effective counterweight to the heavy hand of federal employees. It
would work. I think.
edit on 13-1-2013 by Son of Will because: (no reason given)