The 2nd Amendment, and the underlying inalienable right to self defense, being what it is, gun control is unconstitutional. All of it. I would roll it all back past the 1934 Gun Control Act. No lists. No watchdogs. No limits on design or rate of fire.I thought I was pretty clear. The comments seemed to suggest otherwise.
Gun control is unconstitutional. All of it.
ALL OF IT.
Nothing in the Constitution give the federal the power to make these laws. It is not within their purview. I don't care how bad the excesses are. The real danger is in the inevitable outcomes of the government consolidating power.
I would consider restrictions on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, but believe that any such restrictions would require a constitutional amendment to be valid.
Other than that, if you can afford it, and afford to feed it, all you need is a big enough range to practice safely.
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824