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What did the Founding Fathers mean?

by Staraj on December 16, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

● they were all white men

● they all had property

● when they said "we the people" they meant THEMSELVES

So, in the year 1791, what did these white men with property mean when they wrote this?

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

In the year 1791, what did these white men with property mean by "well regulated militia"?

What did these white men with property mean by "arms" in 1791?

● flintlock rifles

● flintlock pistols

If a crazy person wanted to commit mass murder with a flintlock rifle and a flintlock pistol in 1791, it could be done. But the victims would have had to be willing to stand and wait for the shooter to reload and reload and reload. The mass murderer of 1791 would have fared far better by using a cannon.

So, I ask: How would the Founding Fathers have reacted in 1791, if a mad man had used a cannon to kill a school full of young children? THEIR young children.

Politicizing the right to own guns? Hell, the Founding Fathers did it first.


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