Response to back to when the amendment was written. The government had the same type of weapons as the people, the 2nd amendment was written to keep a government from enforcing their will on the people plain and simple. The government has assault weapons so should the people of sound mind. This is the only thing that keeps the government from imposing their will on the Republic taking the free will of the people away.
Reason to own an assault weapon without the government in consideration. You must be young, during the L.A. riots the only stores that were not burnt down were owners that had the show of force to protect their property. I remember the TV showing the owners with their high capacity magazine weapons with their store in tacked. The Police are not here to protect "you" they are here to protect the masses. You are responsible for you safety during civil unrest. What would you do if your home was attacked by looters, call 911 want get there in time, get your 6 shooter out. Hope you are a perfect shot and there is not more than 6 looters if you are a perfect shot.
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