“GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE.”
But with guns, people can kill people alot more effectively, at greater distances, much more easily, even in larger numbers, especially if they’re automatic or semi-automatic. (The guns, not the people. Then again…)
How many do you need to buy each month?!!!
How much firepower does your hunting require?!!!
Are you a member of your State’s “well-regulated Militia“???:
U.S. Constitution Art. I, Sec. 8: “The Congress shall have power…To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia…reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress….” And don’t tell me the capital “T” negates these easily-understood words! Nor that “unorganized militia” theory has any Constitutional basis: Congress isn’t given the power to “UNorganize” the militia!!! In any case, can any weapon you can create or obtain resist the armed might of a modern First-World nation??? an air force? ICBMs? nukes? bio or chemical weapons? They’re more dangerous to the rest of us in your hands than in theirs!!! And how about the renowned discipline of your “unorganized militia,” members and officers!!! Maybe there’s a reason you’re “unorganized”!!!
(By the same token, I don’t think the federal government can more-or-less permanently federalize the actual [State] militias: the intent was clearly ad hoc, and to keep them distinct, militarily and fundamentally, from any federal forces properly so called – “armies” and “the navy.” [Hey, where’s the Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and ICBMs in the Constitution?!] The only reason Congress is mentioned in connection with non-federalized militias at all is to make sure they effectively exist, versus the sorry state many of them had sunken to, and to have some uniformity nationwide in case of nationwide need/federalization. Though according to the historical analysis offered at the separate U.S. article linked from the above link, it didn’t work! Have we instead allowed federal overreaching – with its apotheosis, of course, with the current regime, illegitimate even under [small-R] republican standards!)