Originally Posted by tony hipchest
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in other words the original intent is vastly outdated and to try to live by it literally, is suicide.
While I disagree that is the original intent, I'm sure there is a "balance" between your two solutions, an assault weapons ban.