Quick Answer for Sevesteen: gun rights are illusory in common law.
I find the more research I do with primary sources on this subject, the more it becomes apparent that the founders saw a difference between civic and personal uses of firearms. The Civic right was that covered by the Second Amendment with the private uses being subject to common law and the police power of the States.
In between there's a treasure trove of information. Of course for me, suffering from ADD and not being a lawyer, it's a bit difficult. But what I understood is the individual right to own guns is not protected by the 2nd Amendment, in spite of all the hype to the contrary.
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