Originally Posted By: carp
IMO,
We have to take the time to consider the (era) of when the 2nd amendment was written.
They simply had no ideal about Bushmasters + Wackos at that time. I am sure if they did there would have been some inclusions.

ALSO - There was NO Standing Army... hence people could form militias. But the NRA doesn't mention that !! mad

There was a need then - people needed guns to put food on the table- protect against Indians and others that might harm them... there wasn't a police force, no National Guard, as said No Armed Forces ... people lived miles apart - they had to be self reliant.. today most don't need them (I didn't say all). Not like then !!
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David (OFI)