Here's what everyone (the anti's and many gun owners) seems to forget: The Second Amendment is not about hunting. It's not about target shooting. It's not about how to keep arms out of the hands of criminals. It's not about personal or public "safety".
It's about "The People" having the means to resist or throw off those who would oppress us, whether they be foreigners, members of our own communities or our own government
. The Authors of that document intendedfor the people to have the most effective military arms of the day, and said so repeatedly. Any restriction thereof is an attempt by the government to be able to oppress the citizens without fearof retribution."Government by, of and for the People", not "People by, of and for the Government".
Freedom is about the ability to decide for yourself, not for the Government to decide for you. If you don't like synthetic knives, don't own one. But don't infringe upon my right to own one, unless I'm sticking it into random people. Freedomdoesn't come bubble-wrapped. It's heavy, slippery, smelly, noisy and covered with splinters and needles. It hurts when you mis-use it or screw up. But it's either that, or we go down the road of the insects. And I refuse to be aworker ant.