Unfortunately, I tried that argument on a gun lover, Gary, and his response was, “If you want to
limit the Second Amendment to the time the Constitution was written, then, to be consistent,
you’d have to eliminate all electronic communication from First Amendment protection.”
You might reply, electronic communication doesn’t kill, people kill people. A classic NRA argument. Gary’s argument has merit. Pass a law stipulating that all auto and semi auto weapons must be turned in to the local police whereupon each gunowner will be compensated with a British Tower musket (69cal.) OR a French Charleville, their choice. As a further incentive they may receive a flintlock pistol which they may carry for personal protection. A $750.00 value plus shooting a black powder weapon is much less expensive, around two cents a shot. Also, with reloading time at 2 rounds per minute you can get that bad guy and his cohort. Bayonets NOT included.