A lot of times you hear the argument " The founding fathers did not anticipate Fully automatic, semi automatic, assault rifles or whatever"
To me that is an assinine argument. Looking at the bill of rights that our founding fathers put forth most were written to protect the people from the Govt. Our founding fathers never anticipated the Govt. having those weapons either.
Was a citizen owning cannons frowned upon back in those early days of our new found freedom? I have never heard one way or another. To me thats an interesting thought. I will have to do some research on that.
Now fast forward to today. Do I think a citizen should own Nukes. Of course not. Should a citizen be able to own an RPG? it certainly would be a blast no pun intended. No I don't think we should own RPG's
Now lets break it down to rifles. Should a citizen be allowed to have a fully automatic rifle? Having spent some time behind a few, I would certainly love to have one. Could I afford to feed it? Probably not. They are fun to shoot. But in the end I think we are where we should be on the fully automatics.
In the end we are at the line I am not willing to compromise on. Further laws will do nothing to end violence or prevent tragedies. The focus needs to shift from what to why. Lets focus more on why these behaviors occur and less on what tool was used to inflict the violence.