Author Topic: Gun Control  (Read 1384 times)

Re: Gun Control
« Reply #165 on: November 26, 2017, 10:29:30 AM »
I read about a recent semantics study of "bear arms" in common usage in the time the Constitution was written.  It said that "bear arms" was only in militia situations meaning holding military weapons in miltias, not hunting or personal defense.
I had occasion to read the op-ed pieces and pamphleteering of the day when doing a semester on "first responders" (Grad School) in the Antebellum US. I would agree with that study given the information you provided.

Got a "A" for that paper. Sadly, I no longer have most of my grad school work.
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