The Second Amendment covers ARMS. That means all of them- machine guns, grenades, artillery, jet fighters, naval warships, and yes, even nukes.

If you disagree that the 2A includes nukes, you don’t simply redefine the words of the COTUS, that is the same thing that the Brady bunch does now. The founders had a method for changing the Constitution: the Amendment process. I am sure that 3/4 of the state legislatures would have no problem passing an Amendment that exempts nuclear weapons from the Constitutional definition of arms.

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Wayne Conrad · February 8, 2011 at 12:27 am

It includes those things necessary for the care and feeding of arms, too: Cartridges, or if you are a hand-loader, components. Includes also, if you ask me, places to practice with them. Includes, too, economic disincentives like requiring ammo to be made of unobtanium.

TOTWTYTR · February 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

The 2A says "bear arms", not "some arms". In fact, it doesn't even say "firearms", so regulations on knives, spears, swords, and any other type of arms are unconstitutional as well. Unless the would be regulators can show a public safety policy goal and that their regulations are the least restrictive means to achieve that.

Still, concealable firearms are the most efficient and effective means of self defense.

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