People who didn't have such weapons didn't survive to have modern descendants.
Scalia, This is a lie. My family has had military weapons since 1640.
All returning military combatees from wars brought home machine guns, grenades, AK47`s etc from enemy hands as war trophies, even Chinese burp guns from Korea- and were sanctioned by the American Legion and local govts, state govt etc., as they were proudly showed off during 4th of July parades since the 1940`s that I witnessed and on display at the American Legion on loan from the returning vets.
We have muskets and cannon here from Revolution, muskets from the Civil War, Russian assualt rifle, MI carbines, BAR`s, etc. Evidently Scalia has never read any hometown newspapers about any wars wherein the GI`s are in print telling of the weapons they brought home- all legal- and sanctioned by govt, local, state and federal. This tradition has been going on since the 17th century here and now they say its not right. These F traitors !!! SOB`s!
My neighbor has a 1776 cannon on her lawn .
My neighbor up the hill has 2 American cannons brass from 1776 on her lawn.
The town next door has a Civil War gatling gun on display brought back by my great-grandfather`s Colonel, as also a WWI german howitzer field gun brought back by another vet as a war trophy./. Gimme a break... We are all armed here to the teeth.