" A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
That Amendment (Bill of Rights) was ratified effective December 15, 1791.
I support that amendment, however, may I purchase any sophisticated weapon of war to be " A well regulate Militia"? A fighter jet, a tank, an aircraft carrier? The answer is a resounding NO! However, Amendment II emphatically states that I may. When that amendment became law firearms were comparable to a firecracker in our current military or sporting arsenal.
I am a previous member of the NRA. Their support of Amendment II is admirable, but far from realistic. Any assault weapon, size of shell clip or any other configuration af arms will never protect our country from an unwarranted, internal military attack using our military might. So gentlemen from the NRA use your money and influence to protect our children and citizens and our country from the carnage of non-sporting firearms.
M. J. Shanshala