Amendment should not block regulation
Mar 10, 2018 1:00 AM -
Excepting our military, absolutely no American "needs" an automatic weapon of any kind. When the Bill of Rights, which includes the Second Amendment, was ratified in 1791, the most commonly used weapon was a flintlock pistol and muskets. Both weapons used round metal balls of various sizes up to 16 ounces. Since then, powder-activated lead bullets were invented in the Colt 45 revolver of 1835, more than 50 years after the Second Amendment was ratified. The revolver was then considered an automatic weapon.