AB: It sounds like the basic reasoning is that the types of weapons that one would expect the militia to bring with them when called out were roughly the same as what they might already have for hunting, home defense etc and therefore those were the kinds of weapons being protected. What sorts of weapons would the modern militia leaders expect people to show up with if they were needed today? Obviously AR-15 type weapons with normal capacity magazines would be very welcome as would be scoped hunting/sniper rifles. In short, it sounds like Scalia was trying to head off the "so everyone now has the right to a nuclear weapon" argument.
Unlike some, I don't think the question is entirely academic. Anyone who has been paying attention to our budget problems can see that we won't be able to maintain anything like our current military forever.
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