It doesn't say what type of gun you can own. If your responsible, mentally stable, morally aware, safe and have good intent than you can own any type of gun you want. Why don't we put our attention on the killers instead of all the other gun owners who never have and never will do anything wrong with their guns.
Different legislation has tried to properly define what an "assault rifle" is, but inevitably this boils down to some sort of aesthetic to describe a firearm. In turn manufacturers make modifications to their weapons to skirt these regulatory constraints. The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is not just to hunt animals or to defend against an armed home intruder - the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to provide an effective militia of conscripts and simultaneously ensure that militia could rise against a tyrannous government. Arbitrarily restricting the firearms that militia can own is counter intuitive to the purpose of the amendment.
While there are a few loopholes here and there in regards to the wording of the 2nd Amendment, it does allow the citizens of the U.S.A. to own assault rifles. I do not think however that they are necessary but I do not also think I have the right to tell others what they can or can not own if is in the constitution.
I say yes because it doesn't matter what type of gun you have. I am just a kid and I am still understanding the world but, I know you should have the right to bare arms no matter what kind of kind it is that is my statement to the world.
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The 2nd amendment doesn't allow you to specifically own an assault rifle but if does give you the right to bear arms, it doesn't say that you can't but assault rifles are a restriction that has been placed depending on the state , you have laws for your state and laws for the us and you have to follow both.
The Second Amendment is about arming and maintaining a militia. That's all the "right to bare arms" refers to in the Constitution. If you take the constitution literally, there is no cart blanche to own fire arms as a collector, and there is certainly no mention of automatic weapons and assualt rifles.
The 2nd amendment was written in a time where militias were more common in the world due to lack of large militaries. It is no longer beneficial in this time period. Even soldiers are hardly needed since we have so much automatic weaponry. I don't think the 2nd amendment really applies to today.