How relevant is the second amendment now to its original intentions?
Please note that by asking this question I am not proclaiming I am for removing the second amendment. I am not.
The second amendment (right to bear arms) was created with the idea in mind that citizens should be able to fight back against the government if it ever goes rogue.
Guns may have been useful against the government of the 18th century. The government of today has tanks and nukes and our guns would not be terribly effective, I think.
Is the second amendment still relevant?