Originally Posted by Henry's Dad
My point is that what is realistically protected under the 2A is directly related to what was reasonble to own at the time of the adoption of the Bill of Rights. Minutemen were expected to own rifles, maybe a pistol. No one expected them to own a cannon or warship.
This is not correct. During the Revolutionary War the govt encouraged private citizens to arm ships and attack British shipping.
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