Well, if it requires an F-15 and an Abrams to stand toe-to-toe with a tyrannical government, I feel like I ought to have the ability to own them.
Hell, after WWII you could buy surplus P-51s.
The rifle and smooth bore musket, and some cannon, were the equivalent weapons to what the British had. Those weapons are what we fought for our independence with.
Heck, the greatest naval victories of the Revolution were won by privateers for the most part.
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Ladyfriend: "I need help with the leaves in the yard"
Me: "Controlled burn?"
LadyFriend: "I forgot my Boy Scout turned into an infantry officer."