07-05-2016, 09:21 AM
That's a very slippery slope. The Constitution created a framework for government that would (hopefully) account for changing times. If you want to judge just the 2nd Amendment based on the standards of the day that the Constitution was written, you need to do that for everything in it. Government wouldn't be able to pave roads or regulate mass production. There would be no internet.
Originally Posted by Captain Clutch
Really, that's not what the Constitution does. It provides rules for rule making. Who can make the rules. How they're selected. Who selects them. What guidelines they have to follow. Then the first 10 Amendments were added to clarify certain rights of the citizens, powers of the states and limitations of the government.