That has nothing to do with why a civilian would need an automatic weapon. I'm not arguing that that's how things were when the constitution was made. However, for one thing, automatic weapons that people could carry around and shred through crowds of people didn't exist back then. Also, we live in a society where we are always growing and our values are constantly changing. Why the fuck would we chain ourselves to what some guys wrote a few hundred years ago? That's what amendments are for don't ya think?
Same thing I said to another guy. Looking at simple statistics on gun violence in our country compared to other countries with stricter gun laws clearly shows that we have a problem. It's not even opinion at this point.