Originally Posted by 1stmar
The key here is "well regulated militia", while I believe they would have expected/required/desired the militia to have equivalent arms, they also had an expectation that the militia was regulated, not simply citizens with arms. I believe that is where the 2nd amendment is weak as it pertains to civilian privileges of arms, and subsequently is at risk.
What part of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" doesnt spell out civilian privileges? The people are the citizens. Thats a fact.
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