Sorry Huff Post, no cigar. Not only is the Second Amendment alive and well, but there are another half million (500,000) who have purchased guns, and the same number applied for carry permits. The other piece of Law governing firearms, and what kind can be owned, read The Dick Act. It states that any person can own any weapon the military has or uses. Yes, you have to be in ‘good standing’ to do so, BUT, We The People are allowed, like it or not. Machine guns, rocket launchers, grenade launchers, and even a fully operational Battle Tank. So, no, ‘states’ do NOT have the right, nor the federal government, to dictate our freedoms.