Not being argumentative, merely introducing a divergent concept and thought...
If deployed, is that 'well regulated militia' mentioned in the prefactory clause of Amendment II, going to defend or take the fight to the opposition, aka offensive operations?
When the Declaration of Independence is taken into account, as it must be, is it describing a 'defense' when it states that it is the right and the duty to 'throw off' such government?
"...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security..."
If pondered in the context of defense from crime or related areas, 'defense weapons' is an appropriate terminology.
When Amendment II and one of our Organic Laws is taken into account, then I propose that my EBRs (evil black rifles) and other such 'arms' are 'offense weapons' merely being peacefully held in check until and unless required to be deployed.
Just something to think about...
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