When the Founding Fathers considered weaponry during the creation of the 2nd Amendment, the primary items of combat were the Musket, the Flintlock Pistol, the Sword, the Sabre, and the Cannon. When you read the 2nd Amendment, you see the Founders carefully chose the following words:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Note that the word Musket, Pistol and Cannon are not listed in the Amendment. The Founders purposefully chose the word Arms to indicate that the people shall have the right to carry the same Arms as those that would be carried by the Army and Navy. Why? The Founders knew that the only way for people to be free was for the people to be able to protect themselves from other people AND the government! They Founders knew, in every land where there is tyranny under a despot, the citizenry had been stripped of its right to protect itself through the confiscation of Arms.
With the recent Supreme Court decision, the 2nd Amendment has received a bit of new life, but the battle is not over. However, as the criminals in Washington DC, Chicago IL, and St. Louis MO continue to be shot dead by law abiding gun toting patriots, we will see the level of crime in this country and innocent death continue to decrease!
Ask the folks in Kennesaw