A little bit more about the second amendment and the recent ruling...
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It seems to boil down to grammar.
Way above my pay grade if you ask me ..In "District of Columbia v. Heller", the Supreme Court majority held that The Second Amendment is formed with a prefatory clause, followed by an operative clause. The prefatory clause serves to clarify the operative clause, but neither limits nor expands the scope of the operative clause. Four dissenting justices strongly disagreed, calling the majority reading "strained and unpersuasive."
The prefatory clause is similar to a Latin grammatical construction known as an ablative absolute. Proponents argue that the significance of this grammar was understood to the framers who were more schooled in Latin grammar than is common in modern times.