...because that's what you think the Founding Fathers meant because that's all they had. Then shouldn't you also believe the 1st Amendment only applies to Public Speaking and Printing Presses? Because that's all they had at the time. To be consistent, you'd have to be AGAINST Freedom of Speech on TV, Radio and the Internet wouldn't you? The Founding Fathers weren't talking about that when they penned the 1st Amendment. If WE THE PEOPLE can't have Modern, Updated, Higher Firepower weapons for Self Defense and Hunting, then WE THE PEOPLE shouldn't have the Modern, Updated, Higher Speed modes of Communication either am I right? To be really consistent, we should all live as if it's 1787 and only the Military and Gov't should be allowed to live in modern times. That's what the Founding Fathers would have wanted right? Discuss. In a Civil manner and above all don't raise your voice!