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Well, the "well-regulated" part kills that argument. The "population of able-bodied men" is not "well-regulated".

Why not? You can have regulations of the population of able-bodied men that come into play when they are summoned to active duty.

However, even given that blatantly incorrect interpretation by Scalia, NY has not forbade ownership of firearms. You can exercise that right all you like in your home. So I think NY should prevail.

Again, the argument is that the right is to "keep and bear" arms. It's not just ownership - it's also use. Does being able to use a gun only in your home fully allow the exercise of the right, or does the right encompass something broader? We certainly would not accept that for some other rights - if the state prohibited exercising the right to free speech except in your private home, or to religious exercise, that would certainly violate the First Amendment.

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