I am just thinking how I wish the Second Amendment was specific enough to be taken literally, by having your list, or at least saying that "arms" in the second amendment were only "normal arms."
Also, it is important to remember that when this country was created, there was no real inherent advantage that professional soldiers could have over normal citizens with guns. But today, we need planes, destroyer, aircraft carrieers and nukes to stay competitive. We have no way to defend ourselves from another nation just bombing us to destroy our economy (or something else short of invasion) with just a civilian army.
but I agree, in that with a heavy armed population, there is no real way to be invaded. (unless there was some insane types of biological or radiation weapons)
Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
Since in the Constitution people have a right to life (in how I can't yell fire in a burning building) however, the 9th amendment also says that those rights can't be used to deny my other rights. I have a right to freedom of speech, however that right would violate the rights of others to life.
Am I missing something?
Don't worry, im not a complete Constitution trasher (compared to most people anyway) but this condridiction is interesting. we should at least aknowedge this