An hour's perusal of our national charter makes it hard to
understand what the argle-bargle is about. The First Amendment
forbids infringments of the freedom of speech "except for commercials on
children's television" or "unless somebody says '****' in a rap song or
'chick' on a college campus."
The Second Amendment states that "the right of the people to keep and bear
arms shall not be infridged," period. There is no mention of magazine size,
rate of fire, or to what exent those arms may resemble assault rifles.
-- P. J. O'Rourke
The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history concept, and
wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United
States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and
court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates
that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen
to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner....