"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
I had never thought of this before, but it just occurred to me that the bill protects the right to "keep and bear arms." It says nothing at all about owning them. I would say that, under a literal interpretation of the second amendment, there is nothing to prevent the government from banning the private ownership of weapons.
Well, what do you think? I mean, that's what they said, right? Original intent and the Founding Fathers and all that...how do you think right wingers would respond to that argument?