Apparently the phaser is too abstract of an example for you to consider it. Say instead that we're talking about a hand held machine gun with comprable capabilities to one of those helicopter guns that can tear down a house. Would that be over the line for you? How about a hand held machine gun twice that powerful. Certainly things like that are coming, right? Am I correct that you would support that weapon being made available to the public if it were issued to the soldiers? Even if they invented some weapon 20 times more deadly than that?
Also, the argument for why a militia needs comprable firepower to what a soldier has relies on the assumption that military strength is primarily determined by soldiers rather than bombers, missles, intel, etc. As I posted earlier, that is no longer the case. So, that would render the militia argument irrelevant, no? Or do you have a response to that argument?