Do we really believe that the intent when the US Constitution was written was to permit an individual, with virtually no restrictions, to fire 300 rounds of ammunition? 300 rounds of ammunition designed to shatter bone and eviscerate tissue?
In just a few minutes.
Does it even matter if that was the intent? Are we unable to make a different choice for our society?
Muskets, the standard issue firearm for late 18th century armies fired, on average, three rounds per minute. Three.
I could care less what people thought about guns that fired soft lead, slowly and inaccurately, at three rounds per minute in a world with AR15s. And frankly, I can’t imagine a system that cannot acknowledge that such a dramatic change in circumstances matter.