There is just no possible way that the Founders could have meant what they wrote in the Second Amendment. They just never could have anticipated the kinds of automatic weaponry we have today. Even noted Second Amendment scholar, Piers Morgan of CNN knows that, having stated:
“The Second Amendment was devised with muskets in mind, not high-powered handguns and assault rifles. Fact.”
The reason that the Founders didn’t anticipate these kinds of weapons is that they didn’t have to – they already existed.
May I introduce the Puckle Gun, the first “automatic” weapon, a “machine gun” of sorts…patented by James Puckle in 1718, some 69 years BEFORE the Constitution and the Second Amendment were written.