"Some have made the argument, bordering on
the frivolous, that only
those arms in existence in the 18th century are
protected by the
Second Amendment We do not interpret constitutional rights that
way. Jult ns
the First Amendment protects modern form: of
communications, e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S.
844, 849, 117 S.Ct.2329,138 L.Ed.2d 874 (1997), and the Fourth
Amendment applies to modern form: of search, e.g., KyHo v, United
States, 533 U$. 27, 35-36, 121 S.Ct. 2038, 150 L,Ed,2d 94 (2001), the
Second Amendment extends, prima fazia, to all instruments that
constitute bearable arms, even
those that were not in existence at
the time of the founding."
District of Columbia, et al. v.
Heller, 128 S,Ct. 2783 (2008) at
2791-2792. (Emphasis added.)