why did the police carry clubs and/or 6-shot .38s?
because the public never wanted a standing army pushing everyone around.
now, instead of us telling them what they can carry, they're telling us what we can carry.
look at the budget for the Department of Homeland Security, it's 10 times larger than the CIA and FBI.
they're getting involved in everything now.
on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, they told everyone there was a "threat", they were standing around NY with assult rifles.
there was no threat, they just wanted to show the public how stupid they are.