Allison, do you hear yourself? Your ignorance is on full display. Please think before you type. The 2nd Amendment is about protecting our God given right to self defense and having the means to throw off a tyrannical Government. The word musket is nowhere in the Consitution, but the word Arms is.
Growing up in the 50's and 60's guns were much easier to get than today. We didn't have background checks, and you could order a gun through the Sears catalog, yet there were no school shootings, mall shootings...why? What's changed ? I'll help you out, it's the cultural decay as Rachel has described. I've watched it happen inch by inch over my lifetime. Blaming guns is like blaming cars for drunk driving.