Originally Posted by 2bikemike
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.
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
You say you don't think people "should" own nukes or RPGs. But the issue is the RIGHT to own them, not whether it is a good idea.
If the purpose of the 2nd was to protect from the government, and the govt has those types of weapons, then how does one argue that the 2nd Am doesn't guarantee a right to those same weapons?