^^ ThisThe historical reality of the Second Amendment's protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer. It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, thus, with the same instruments they would use upon us.
Along the lines of:
Some say the second ammedment does not apply to assault rifles since the were not arround when the second ammendment was created.
Well the first ammendment does not apply to CCN, Fox, MSNBC, Redstate, NPR, Huffington Post...since they were not around when the first ammendment was created.
On a serious note. If it should be updated is worth a discussion but until it is then that is the law.
Beyond that I see the right to keep and bear arms as one of the greatest tangible indications that this is a nation of the people, by the people and for the people. Armed citizens can only happen when the interests of the government and the people are the same. It is an indication that we are all on the same team and we're all in this together.
"Normal people" having access to firearms shows that we are all equal under the law. We are all effectively "normal people" when we are on the same playing field and all have the right to arms.
I'm not particularly upset about the guy in JC Penney's. I'm in giggles over your attempt to say he's less threatening that a couple of guys that don't even have guns.