The Right to Bear Arms: From Flintlocks to Lightsabers, what will the government control?

A common fallacy that the gun control crowd likes to put forth is that the 2nd Amendment limits the weapons available to the people of today to those available in the 1700’s.   Basically muskets, flintlock pistols and swords.

While that makes as much sense as the limiting of the First amendment to single page press machines and speaking at town squares (thus excluding television, phones, internet etc), with the advance of technology I can only imagine what the controllers will say when I want to keep and bear my lightsaber.


Yes, lightsaber.

A team of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physicists have discovered a molecule that behaves exactly like the weapon made famous by Luke Skywalker.

You can read the story about how they inadvertently discovered the “lightsaber” molecule here.

With the gun controllers getting their panties in bunch over a sporting rifle being black or having a pistol grip compared to a hunting rifle, I can envision the type of meltdown they would have with a sword that can cut through steel walls.

And yes, the lightsaber is not a gun, but then again gun control isn’t about guns, it’s about control.  With the continual advancement of technology the lightsaber could be a popular and prevalent choice of arm for people to bear.

That’s where I am going with this.

Technology evolves.  And the Constitution enumerated our rights based on the right itself, not on the limitation of the technology of the time.

That is why a new type of media doesn’t invalidate the First amendment, nor does a new religion.  That is also why new materials or new designs do not invalidate the Second Amendment.  We have rights and they are not limited to the times.  They advance as the technology advances.

So one day, maybe near or maybe far in the future, I will have the same right to keep and bear my trusty blaster and lightsaber, that our forefathers had with their flintlocks and swords.

The right of the people to keep and bear lightsabers (or blasters) shall not be infringed.

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