137th Gebirg wrote:
Roger Wilco wrote:
That seems like a ridiculous opinion. An M-16 without ammo is just a club, that can't possibly have been the intent of the men who wrote that law.
That's the gift and curse of the Constitution - it was intentionally written so broadly that it can be exploited by either side (as it has) to benefit any kind of political agenda.
And now you know what happened with the Bible as well. Different times, the texts aren't applicable anymore, they need to be updated or entirely rewritten.
It wasn't intentionally written so broadly, because it wasn't "broadly" back then. Look at the firearms that were available at the time. They didn't think that 300 years later there would be entirely different kind of firearms. A modern platoon could single handedly win all battles in the War of Independence.