You people on the left have some serious problems ... (
So you want judges who will apply laws written in 1778 to a people living in 2020? And it doesn't matter that we don't live in 1778 we are to take what was written then and strickly apply it to our laws today?
Okay, let's give it a try. Consider this: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Now the best example of what the founders meant, other than the revolutionary war, was the Whiskey Rebellion where Washington drew on the militia from 4 different states to stamp out and put down the rebellion.
So let's consider what happened--a well-regulated militia--that would be a group that drilled regularly and was organized so that at a moment's need they could be called up to defend the country. "A well regulated Militia, being necessary for the security of a free state."
Now the question to be asked is where does this leave our freestanding army. Well if you've read anything about the revolutionary war you will know that the founders did not want a freestanding army of any notable size because they didn't want it misused by a despot to enforce unlawful orders. But you guys are in love with our freestanding army and you are in love with your AR-15's so lets twist the Second Amedment like a pretizel and do what we what to do and not worry about anyone else...
Now there is no question that Washington thought he was correct in his use of the militia during the Whiskey Rebellion. So if he was right doesn't that pretty much throw cold water on what you believe the Second Amendment to mean? A well-regulated militia--similar to the minutemen, who could be assembled and dispatched in a matter of hours. That doesn't fit the thugs and bullies that make-up today's 'militia' who report to no one but themselves and threaten a "free state" not support it...
The thing is, you people don't want the Second Amendment interpreted the way it was written but twisted into a pretzel logic so it will be forever misused to your advantage. So any pretence about original interpretation by judges is just bullshit. You want your AR-15's and the like and you want to run around playing Rambo. And maybe, if you are lucky, you will be placed in a position, like Rittenhouse, where you can kill with abandon and have a half-assed plausible case for self-defence.
But I think ole Kyle is still in Jail so you better think long and hard before you pull the trigger. And don't call anyone right after you killed someone and boast about your accomplishment. That makes it sound more like first-degree murder than justifiable homicide.