Originally Posted by Pawnmower
The second amendment is there specifically to keep the government in check. (It even states the purpose is to have a well regulated militia).
The rights in the ammendment where very important back then, given the fear of British or potentially local authorities intruding on your rights and property. I just think that a 200+ year old law does not always equate as time goes on. Keep in mind I am not saying it should be removed. Just kind of sharing my thoughts on it.