"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."
There is no middle ground on this issue, for it rests on the Constitution. There can be no such discussion of any gun "control" when they are really talking about any sort of "bans." The 2nd amendment is a personal right, for each and every law abiding citizen to obtain and bear firearms, even to the extent of forming militias. In the day that this right was put in to the U.S. Constitution, each and every U.S citizen had the right to have equal firepower to that of a soldier. Their were no restrictions placed on the citizens, but on the government from infringing upon such right. If these "assault" weapons should only be for the military, then that means that they are for every citizen, to the extent that we may form militias if needs be. Every soldier is a citizen and if you take rights away from the citizen you take them away from the soldiers. Armed we are citizens, unarmed we are subjects. Their is no middle ground on this matter. There can be no middle ground when it threatens our 2nd Amendment. Our nation was build upon this right and if there is anyone who would do away with this right or has the opinion that it is "out of date," then they are no longer fit to govern in any degree when they do not understand one of the most important fundamentals on which this great nation was founded.