arma virumque cano (et alia)
The idea that what a group of smart men decided two hundred years ago should be considered beyond question today is madness.
Even Ben Franklin himself agrees with me.
So did the real Ben Franklin. That's why there's a constitutional amendment process -- so you can change things that weren't so questionable 200 years ago. The problem is when we start fiddling with the constitution without amending it -- suddenly no one can be sure what the constitution means anymore, and government can do whatever it wants.
Thanks Joshua. How about if we just stop exaggerating the current significance of the 2A and think of it more like the 3rd.