The federal government may not prevent you from buying a gun.
the second amendment gives you the right to bear arms...
The word "arms" means so much more than just a gun(based upon the first edition of the Webster dictionary). The popular media likes to focus on just guns, but guns are not the limit of what "arms" are.
Tangent: The popular media is obsessed with trying to change the definition of words such as this so that they can garner public support to make changes that the people really do not want. Controlling the meaning of words will give you power over a legal system that is based upon precise definitions. end Tangent.
Arms are anything used to defend oneself.
That means that YES, bazookas, SAM missiles, anything that can deter someone from taking your rights from you without your consent. People who are grossly ignorant of how these things operate would by and large be too afraid to have them in their homes(along with the prohibitive cost) with their children, so please remember this when responding.
Alstein brought up why we don't paAs more amendments. Part of the problem, IMO, is the incorporation doctrine that came out in the 40s where federal law now trumps state law due to the 14th amendment. As a result, people are wary of giving or taking power from the federal government because it will apply to the states. Incorporation is an abominable policy.
I couldn't agree more.
Policemen come from the old "company town" idea. When they incorporated the USA, policemen became widespread because the whole country became a "company town".
I live next to the last "oldschool" company town that operated in the USA (Scotia, CA), I would say that aside from being extremely pretentious and fascist, there is nothing more counter to the constitution's ideals than that of a "company country".
Bring back the cowboys, IMO.
They have a LOT more fun!