@BigSteve It's funny that you want to say I'm stupid, yet you make it glaringly clear that you don't know what a militia is.
It's not a bunch of white guys on a farm in Idaho...
No its not. But these "prepare for treason" GI wannabees are a very good reason to regulate certain weapons and prevent stockpiling of certain ammunition.
A well regulated militia is not anyone who wants to buy any kind of guns either. Completely untrained people cannot by definition be a "well ordered" militia.
@Hindsite That is an amazingly wrong. You ever heard of this thing we have in the US called the supreme court. Very clearly you are wrong and very uniformed.
I believe you might want to review the SCOTUS decisions about firearms. In the landmark decision that asserts that the people have the right to keep and bear arms the court was very specific in allowing that certain kinds of arms may be banned or licensed, that they may be banned from certain places, and that licensing to purchase weapons may be required.
This decision was more smoke than fire. Basically what the court said is that individuals have the right to own weapons for defense of the home. They left to the various authorities some latitude in defining what those might be.
@BigSteve Please pay attention to this from the actual ruling writen by Justice Scalia:
2) Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.
It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.
Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.