Originally Posted by Vincent
As an originalist you surely realize the intent of that amendment was to balance power. There is no balance in the gubmint having tanks and planes and nukes, and the citizens having sporting equipment.
which brings us to a dilemma. there are only two possible ways to achieve this "balance" that was the original intent.
1) we either make nukes, planes, tanks available to all private citezens. OR
2) we disband the military or strip them down to where they have nothing but sporting equipment. (which is basically all the revolutionaries had- kniives, swords, horses, rifles, pistols, muskets).
in other words the original intent is vastly outdated and to try to live by it literally, is suicide.