First Supreme Court case re: 2nd Amendment in 70 years in The Filibuster Posted March 22, 2008 · Report reply QUOTE(Texsox @ Mar 21, 2008 -> 10:34 PM) I am not an originalist. I do not believe the framers of our constitution were the most brilliant individuals to ever walk our earth. They did manage to write an amazing document that has served us well for over 200 years. To keep strong, I believe we can, and should, carefully update the Constitution when necessary. I believe they intended the citizens to grab their guns and come a runnin' when the government called. Such is clearly not the case today. I believed they realized that most citizens would be shootin' up some food, and realized a gun would be a necessary tool. Such is clearly not the case today. I think we have individuals in this society that should not have guns. I think there are many times more that are responsible and should have access to guns if they choose. I think owning a gun is fine. I think owning enough guns to arm a small city, should be looked at. I think practical guns and ammo, for reasonable activities, should be allowed. I think some types of ammo, extreme calibers and loads, fully auto weapons should probably be unavailable to ordinary citizens I think for a gun to be useful for home protection, it needs to be readily available, unlockable in seconds, and loaded. I think that is a recipe for disaster with kids in the house. I felt a home security system was a better option for my family and kept all my weapons securely locked, partially disassembled, and my ammo was under separate lock and key. I slept better at night knowing my guns would not hurt my kids. Great post... plenty of common sense here. Only thing I have some issue with is the part about guns being readily available - the easier it is to access, the easier it is to be found by an intruder and used against you. That's a slippery slope. What are your thoughts on gun collecting by the way? Curious.