This is the ultimate important topic when it comes to an overbearing government. It’s about the people having the means to defend themselves against violence against the individual and from the tyranny of government.
But just what do people think is “arms”?
The government obviously is trying to prevent the public from having tools that the military and police use and that effort won’t stop. The government doesn’t want to be outgunned by the public. Kind of obvious.
But do citizens have the right to bear suppressors or scopes, or tripods or large capacity magazines? I say no.
HOWEVER, the Constitution does not say citizens cannot own such things. It is politicians that are saying it based on their own opinions. An opinion is not law.
Personally, I think citizens should be allowed to own such weapon accessories. Whether such devices are needed is irrelevant.