Rogue does not know that when the 2nd amedment was drafted/enacted, there were no assault weapons and 50-cartridge magazines. Neither were there submarines, airplanes, tanks,drones or ICBMs. Therefore, it must be legal to purchase and own the aforemetioned, as they, like guns, are "arms". You betcha they are.
Ah, but as I have brought to Jacques attention dozens of times before, the bad guys did not have those weapons either. And to protect yourself, you have to have at least the same firepower as the bad guns have.<quoted text>There were no airplanes in 1776,but people can purchase airplanes. Should we restrict the public from buying cans in 2013 because there were no can openers in 1776? There wasn't radios,televisions or computers in 1776,but we don't ban them.
Oh, Jacques, the police did not have those weapons way back in 1787 either so they too should only be able to use single-shot, flint-lock pistols!!!
And one more point. Our Constitution was not written in 1776, it was 1787!!!