I guess I am still wanting to hear from someone who owns a semi-automatic gun with high capacity clips as to why they feel a need for such a weapon as a law-abiding responsible gun owner. I will never understand why so many Americans interpret "the right to bear arms" with the "right to bear any arms I desire". There are already plenty of weapons that an ordinary citizen is not allowed to own, and you are kidding yourself if you think that the arms that you can legally own (even semi-autos) could ever help if the US government went rogue and decided to become a military dictatorship. When the second amendment was created, I think weapons were a pretty even playing field in government versus citizen weaponry. Now there is no level playing field, but you are still stuck with that poorly worded second amendment and many, many more innocent people will die because of it.
How about his for a re-worded second amendment:
You have a right to own certain types of weapons, once you have demonstrated you have adequate knowledge and training to use the weapons safely. This right does not include firearms that are automatic or recoil semi-automatic, and you also do not have the right to own high capacity ammo clips. This right also does not include armor, tank or aircraft piercing weapons and ammo, nor does it cover biological and chemical weapons, and it certainly does not include nuclear weapons. You do not have the right to own long-range missiles.
Your right to bear weapons only extends to the use of weapons for self-defense, hunting food or humane euthanasia of wounded non-human animals. You may also use your weapon for practice to gain proficiency in it's use.
Any rights to own the above weapons can be revoked if you are a) convicted of violent offenses, or b) deemed to be of an emotionally unstable or impulsive character by a team of professional assessors. Since most adolescent males are naturally of an emotional and impulsive character, these rights do not extend to you until such time as you can demonstrate maturity, stability, and of course suitable know-how.
I'm sure I could go on, but what's the point really? No one is looking to take away all your toys, just to limit what toys you can own, and who cannot own them. Rifle, pistol, shotgun, knife, nunchakas, spear, bow and arrow, cross-bow? Fine. Everything else..pretty dubious as to why you would want anything else.