If the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, meaning muskets, how does it

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    BkCreativeposted 6 years ago

    If the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, meaning muskets, how does it apply today?

    High-powered killing machines, such as assault rifles, as well as easy to conceal semi-automatic handguns, were not written into the Constitution.

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    Poetic Foolposted 6 years ago

    The right to bear arms means the right to bear weapons (to arm oneself) be that arm a firearm, sword, knife, club or whatever.  The right isn't restricted to weapons that existed at the time.  Using that same reasoning there would be no freedom of speech or expression rights afforded to the creators of motion pictures, video tapes, DVDs, CDs, photographs, digital media or any media that didn't exist at the time the constitution was written.

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    KM Kolschposted 6 years ago

    The right to bear arms represents the balance of power between the people and the state. It is even more necessary as our government continues to become more powerful and aggressive. We are moving closer to a police state. The state should NEVER have a monopoly on the use of force. All tyrannical regimes began with disarming the citizens. Armed people do not get led to gas chambers. In the last century over 100 million people were killed by their own governments. Do not think it could not happen here. Read the National Defense Authorization Act and realize that this is not the legislation that represents free people.

 
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