Re: GUNS: Defensive Use
Sun, 6 Jul 1997 13:53:37 -0400 (EDT)

It seems to me that the intent of the 2nd ammendment had little or nothing to
do with self defense.....or hunting.

Taken in context with the Declaration of Independence...and the Federalist
Papers...I would interpret the 2nd ammendment as the ultimate gaurantor of
individual rights...or to put it crudely.....when the government gets outa
hand...the citizens have the means to slap it down..

In that context automatic weapons...not to mention rockets..mortars or pocket
nukes seem perfectly acceptable.