Which is all fine and dandy. But why does what the FF wanted have anything to do with that beyond a crutch? The way things work should be because it's how WE want it run. You know, the guys with a pulse.
Bringing in the "opinions" of a bunch of obsolete dead guys seems pointless to me I guess. It's like arguing the original intent of meanings from the bible.
Not what I meant but I think you knew that lol. I guess it's easier to phrase it this way. Lets say, HYPOTHETICALLY, you could go back in time and ask the FF what they TRULY meant about the 2nd amendment. Let's say, HYPOTHETICALLY, when we get there, EVERY single one of them says "Oh shit we meant only military men between the age of 20 and 40 could have guns, were we not clear enough?!?!?"
Would this matter? Even in the slightest? I'd say society has decided that gun ownership is a right and I don't give a damn what they intended, but that's just me.