THIS IS NOT A WELL- REGULATED MILITIA AND THIS IS NOT A MUSKET Times have changed Shouldn't our gun laws? OCCUPY D EMOCRATS <p><a href=httpschweizerqualitatpost169647951974theheartbrokenlibertarian class=tumblr_blog>schweizerqualitaet<a><p> <blockquote><p><a href=httpstheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcompost169639890186inkedandproudinfidel-proudliberal11-lets class=tumblr_blog>theheartbrokenlibertarian<a><p><blockquote> <p><a href=httpsinkedandproudinfideltumblrcompost169567922822proudliberal11-lets-regulate-the-unregulated class=tumblr_blog>inkedandproudinfidel<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpsproudliberal11tumblrcompost169279939060lets-regulate-the-unregulated-populace class=tumblr_blog>proudliberal11<a><p> <blockquote><p>Let’s regulate the unregulated populace!<p><blockquote> <p>No they shouldn’t…<p> <p>All those above broke many laws in what they did including the possession of those firearms and it did nothing to save lives Stop being ignorant…<p> <blockquote> <p>OH MY GOSH THIS SHIT AGAIN?<p> <p>Okay I’m bringing this back Sorry to alla yall who’ve had to sit through this before But for fuuuuuuuuuuuck’s saaaaaaaaaake people!<p> <p><br><p> <p><b>Where does the Second Amendment say “musket”? Show me where it says musket In fact show me where it even says <i>GUNS<i> Show me where it puts ANY limits on what <a href=httpsenoxforddictionariescomdefinitionarms><i>arms<i><a> we can keep and bear Show me the words<b><p> <p><b>You cannot they are not there<b><p> <p><a class=tumblelog href=httpstmblrcomcpMWUpnSYWxH6sA7gfOiUg>@proudliberal11<a> If what you posted is really what you believe - and I do <i>honestly <i>mean this in the nicest possible way - then you are not qualified to speak on the subject of the Second Amendment with any modicum of authority You can have your own feelings and opinions <i>of course<i> but you clearly do not have the <i>facts<i> and you do not understand the law its adoption the reasons behind it or its intent If you just want guns gone or want new laws then simply petition the government to begin the process of repealing the Second Amendment andor amending the Constitution good luck with that though but <i>please <i>don’t try to change or erase history!<p> <p><b>There is NO DEBATE on the meaning or intent of the Second Amendment<b> That was settled and made clear <i>a long time ago<i> and it has nothing to do with what you think a “militia” is for one thing and nothing to do with “muskets” either for that matter <p> <p>The Founding Fathers didn’t just shit out the Constitution and the Bill of Rights overnight or off the top of their heads They didn’t forget about it until the night before it was due These things were discussed and debated and researched and proven over the course of <b><i>several <i><b><i><b>months<b><i> and <a href=httpswwwlocgovrrprogrambibourdocsbillofrightshtml>those discussions and debates were thoroughly documented<a> This drafting would have been equivalent to the 911 news coverage of the day! It was a BIG DEAL even then they knew they were building history People were watching recording discussing everywhere It’s ALL written down<p> <p>The Framers were <i>extremely clear<i> about exactly what they intended solid evidence of which you can find by studying <a href=httpcap-n-ballcomfathershtm>contemporary literature<a> and documentation <a href=httpswallbuilderscomfounders-second-amendment>surrounding the authoring<a> of the Second Amendment Letters speeches publications etc <a href=httpwww2lawuclaeduvolokh2amteachsourceshtm>written by and to the framers<a> as well as the public - which <a href=httpswwwgooglecomurl?q=https%3A%2F%2Feducationblogsarchivesgov%2F2016%2F05%2F10%2Fteaching-the-second-amendment%2F&ampsa=D&ampsntz=1&ampusg=AFQjCNH7ovpuftRdhqKahPIpnnED_tmYGA>clearly spell out<a> the full intent of the law <a href=httpwwwconstitutionorg2ll2ndschol19adecpdf>explain the law<a> in simple terms and give insight into popular and official <a href=httpswwwbuckeyefirearmsorggun-quotations-founding-fathers>opinion about the law<a> - are still freely available today I’ve linked a handful but it’s very easy to find this information and I encourage - nay <i>beg <i>- you to seek it out <p> <p>Here are just a few examples though in case you don’t feel like researching something so extremely important<p> <blockquote> <p><b>—–&gt “I ask who are the <i>militia<i>? They consist now of <i>the whole people<i> except a few public officers”<b><br>- George Mason Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention June 4 1788 <p> <p><b>“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed A well regulated militia <i><u>composed of the body of the people<u><i> trained to arms is the best and most natural defense of a free country”<b><br>- James Madison I Annals of Congress 434 June 8 1789 <br><p> <p><b> “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms”<b><br>- Thomas Jefferson Virginia Constitution Draft 1 1776 <br><p> <p><b>“To preserve liberty it is essential that <u><i>the whole body of the people<i> always possess <i>arms<i><u> and be taught alike <i>especially when young<i> how to use them” <b><br>- Richard Henry Lee Signer of the Declaration A Framer of the Second Amendment in the First Congress<br><p> <p><b>“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that <i>their people<i> preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms”<b><br>- Thomas Jefferson letter to James Madison December 20 1787 <br><p> <p><b>On our military superiority over a tyrannical enemy …This difference is ascribed to our superiority in taking aim when we fire <i>every soldier in our army having been intimate with his gun from his infancy<i>“<b><br>- Thomas Jefferson letter to Giovanni Fabbroni June 8 1778 <br><p> <p><b>“To disarm the people…is the most effectual way to enslave them”<b><br>- George Mason The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution June 14 1788<p> <p><b>“Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed as they are in almost every country in Europe The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword <i><u>because the whole body of the people are armed<u><i> and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops”<b><br>- Noah Webster An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution October 10 1787<p> <blockquote> <p>That could not be more clear This “militia” is us It’s you and me and everyone reading this and everyone else <b>THE MILITIA IS THE PEOPLE THE CITIZENS YOU AND ME<b><p> <p>If nothing else please do take a look at <a href=httpwwwguncitecomjournalsvandhisthtml><b>THIS DOCUMENT<b><a> It lays out the history and the clear reasoning behind the Founding Fathers’ drafting of the Second Amendment It is thoroughly sourced and it is detailed<p> <p>As you can see looking at what is here juxtaposed with what we have in place today we have already strayed extremely far from the original intent of the document as well as from the letter of its law - we have already infringed our God-given and merely government-<i>protected<i> inalienable rights to hell and back - and we the people are NOT happy to give away another inch no matter how “mean” you <i>feel<i> icky-o guns may be<p> <p>And as for the document itself<br><br><p> <h2><b>Let me break the Second Amendment down for you<b><h2> <p><i>BUT FIRST!<i> Before I get into that you <i>must u<i>nderstand that <i><b>language is fluid<b><i> and that it changes over the years that the definitions of words change and adapt all the time For example the word “great” used to exclusively mean very large the word “terrible” used to exclusively mean awe-inspiringly the word “sick” used to exclusively mean ill the word “woman” used to exclusively mean adult person born with a vagina and so on Therefore you must look at the words and phrasing from the point of view of 1791 the <i>time it was written<i> and you can’t apply our current use of language to it and you must keep that in mind as you read older texts And just because <i>language changes<i> that does NOT mean the original intent of words changes too Quite the contrary<p> <blockquote><p><b>“On every occasion of Constitutional interpretation let us carry ourselves back to <i>the time when the Constitution was adopted<i> recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying to force what meaning may be squeezed out of the text <i>or invented against it<i> instead let us conform to the probable one in which it was passed”<b><br>- Thomas Jefferson letter to William Johnson 12 June 1823 <br><p><blockquote> <p>ALSO<p> <blockquote><p> <b>Do not separate text from historical background If you do you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution which can only end in a distorted bastardized form of illegitimate government <br><b>– James Madison on the creation of the Constitution<br><p><blockquote> <p>So ok sit tight here we go<p> <h2><b>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<b><h2> <blockquote><p><b>A <i>WELL REGULATED<i><b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwwwconstitutionorg%2Fcons%2Fwellreguhtm&ampt=ODBlNzBjMmRjNjk4OGI5MmVkZjU3YjYzODk0N2YxYjEzYzY4YTRmNSxGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> hooked up well outfitted well provided for has lots of all the latest and greatest things well-armed<br><b>DOES <i>NOT <i>MEAN<b> heavily legislated under intense governmental scrutiny subject to lots of laws and ordinances<p> <blockquote><p><b>MILITIA<b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwwwconstitutionorg%2Fmil%2Fcs_milithtm&ampt=ZjA3NGRjMzQ2YThkZjE2YzE3NWFkMWFiNmYwOGY3ZmQ2Zjg0MTVjMyxGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> the populace a general unofficial body of those citizens physically able to engage themselves in combat those of us who have guns a self organized and self managed group of people gathered for the purposes of defense<br><b>DOES <i>NOT <i>MEAN<b> official government-sanctioned -approved and -run military installment that is slightly less formal than the Armed Forces a junior or local sub-branch of the federal Armed Forces<p> <blockquote><p><b>BEING NECESSARY TO<b><p><blockquote> <p><b>MEANS<b> is the reason why is required for also the wording here and the preceding comma replaces using “because this…” at the beginning of the sentence as we would use it today - it’s just rearranged<br><b>DOES <i>NOT <i>MEAN<b> if it becomes needed only when needed in times of threat but not otherwise<p> <blockquote><p><b>THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE<b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwwwconstitutionorg%2Flrev%2Frkba_waymenthtm&ampt=MGUxYjczZTRmOTZmMTE2NmE5NDA2MGQ3MWNlZTdkZWU4NjJiOGNiMyxGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> the defense of freedoms the protection of rights and freedoms maintaining sovereignty protection from takeover foreign or domestic<br><b>DOES <i>NOT<i> MEAN<b> keeping us safe from any danger whatsoever the protection of individuals from individuals<p> <blockquote><p><b>THE <i>RIGHT<i><b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwwwconstitutionorg%2Fbillofr_htm&ampt=Njc3NjE5YWJhYTc0M2E2YWVlZjNmNTc0MzQ0NjYzOWJmMWI0ODEyZCxGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> full personal entitlement the freedom the free ability the personal decision whether or not to the God-given free and clear dependent only upon existing choice<br><b>DOES <i>NOT<i> MEAN<b> sometimes depending upon some people’s opinion the ability to the ability to dependent upon whether or not one is allowed<p> <blockquote><p><b>OF <i>THE PEOPLE<i><b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww1215org%2Flawnotes%2Flawnotes%2Fpvchtm&ampt=MGYzNWJjNjczNWM0MWFjNWQ2YWQ1MjVjMGVlNmE5NjI0ZmE2MGU4ZixGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> all legal inhabitants all citizens of legal age of majorityresponsibility<br><b>DOES <i>NOT<i> MEAN<b> some citizens if they meet certain criteria those citizens who have certain abilities or characteristics only those citizens who qualify citizens who meet certain restrictions or requirements all citizens except those who do not meet certain qualifications<p> <blockquote><p><b>TO <i>KEEP AND BEAR<i><b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fenoxforddictionariescom%2Fdefinition%2Farms&ampt=NmU0NWU3MTE2ODQxYjFjOGVhNmY3Mjg3NmYzMTc1NDRiYTc4YjcyMSxGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> to participate in any actions associated with to possess and carry and use in any manner to have to acquire to carry on their person or in their conveyance<br><b>DOES <i>NOT<i> MEAN<b> to simply have and carry to own but have stored elsewhere to be issued as and when according to circumstances to have a limited number of to own but leave administration of to others to have but with restrictions<p> <blockquote><p><b><i>ARMS<i><b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwwwguncitecom%2Fgc2ndmeahtml&ampt=NTU2MTExYWRkOGMwMWFlYzczNjNkYWQxOGNmMmZhZDBkZTQ5MjUyYixGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> weapons or armament of any kind offensive or defensive weapons ordnance guns missiles swords knives cannon explosives ammunition for weapons any instrument intended for defense or offense against any person or thing any item necessary to operate or maintain the above<br><b>DOES <i>NOT<i> MEAN<b> certain kinds of weapons some but not all defensive implements<p> <blockquote><p><b>SHALL NOT BE<b><p><blockquote> <p><b>MEANS<b> must never ever under any circumstances be <i>no matter what<i><br><b>DOES <i>NOT<i> MEAN<b> should not be will hopefully not be can only be under some conditions can be if legally restricted is allowed to be if new laws are created<p> <blockquote><p><b>INFRINGED<b><p><blockquote> <p><b><a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwwwthefreedictionarycom%2Finfringed&ampt=NDU0MDA2NjU4MzUwYmQ4MzczZjJkNTEzNDM2ZTUwZTBlYzUzOGQ5ZSxGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>MEANS<a><b> taken away restricted in any way put conditions or requirements upon diminished changed or updated made new laws about limited in any way re-legislated detracted from invalidated<br><b>DOES <i>NOT<i> MEAN<b> taken away <i>unless <i>lots of people think it should be changed <i>unless <i>opinions change updated <i>if<i> people think that’s what they want<br><p> <p>THEREFORE were the second amendment written today it would read<br><p> <h2><b>Because a <i>thoroughly hooked up<i> and <i>well-armed<i> <i><u>population<u> <i>is the only way our nation will ever be able to remain free and sovereign and the only way we will ever keep our precious rights and liberties <i>every single citizen of this country<i> is freely allowed to <i>possess <i>any <i>firearm or weapon <i>and to <i>use <i>said weapon in any way and nobody is allowed to ever change <b>restrict or limit <b>laws about or prevent any citizen from owning keeping or using <i>any kind of firearm or weapon<i> even if people <i>think<i> that’s what they want<b><h2> <p>Just to reiterate the parts that people most often misunderstand<p> <p><b><i>Well-regulated<i> DOES NOT MEAN strictly governed<b> It means well <i>outfitted<i> hooked the fuck up<p> <p><b><i>Militia <i>DOES NOT MEAN official state sanctioned junior or local branch of the federal armed forces<b> It means citizens with guns and that’s it In fact the Framers did not want a federal- or state- run standing military they saw that as a threat to liberty It’s very clear that what they meant was THE PEOPLE<p> <p><b><i>Keep and bear<i> DOES NOT MEAN simply possess and carry<b> It means participate in any and all associated activities<p> <p><i><b>Arms <b><i><b>DOES NOT MEAN<b> guns or certain guns or guns with certain features It means <i>weapons<i> of any kind<p> <p>Just look these things up <i>please<i> or follow the links provided<p> <p><b>–&gt<b> And <i>COME ON<i> Use just a little common sense If the Second Amendment were written exclusively to arm the military or police or officially government sanctioned militias then WHY would it very explicitly say <b>the right of <i><u>THE PEOPLE<u><i> to keep and bear arms<b>…? Why would these educated intelligent careful and conscientious men make such a stupid contradiction in one of the most important documents they’d ever written? That’s simply ridiculous! They didn’t make any mistakes and we haven’t been somehow blindly running the country wrong for 230 years It’s written correctly and the meaning of it is quite clear if you just read past the first few words <p> <blockquote><p>The right of <i><b>THE PEOPLE<b><i> to keep and bear <b>arms<b> shall not be infringed<p><blockquote> <p>That’s unmistakable Really<br><br><p> <h2><b>AND AS FOR THE <i>ARMS<i> THEMSELVES<b><h2> <p><b><i>Nowhere <i>does the Second Amendment written in 1791 say <i>anything <i>about muskets nor even <i>guns<i> nor does it mention or even insinuate <i>any<i> limitation on what arms a person can keep and bear<b><p> <p>Even further in case you somehow actually didn’t know this there were basically fully automatic machine guns BEFORE the Second Amendment was written and <i>yes indeed<i> these were known and accounted for when the document was drafted<p> <p><b><a href=httpsenwikipediaorgwikiPepper-box>Pepper-box revolver<a> from 1790 or earlier<b><br><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=320 data-orig-width=440><img src=https78mediatumblrcom32125f9701fe79560a11c06e34c082c6tumblr_inline_oyyuzsEla71tnietr_500jpg data-orig-height=320 data-orig-width=440><figure><p><b><a href=httpsenwikipediaorgwikiPuckle_gun>Puckle gun<a> invented in 1718 complete with relevant text<b><br><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=392 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom47df142ced1c43b4e6f86e8d11595433tumblr_inline_ozbyg7l6UX1suj1m1_500png data-orig-height=392 data-orig-width=500><figure><p><b><a href=httpsenwikipediaorgwikiBelton_flintlock>Belton flintlock rifle<a> 1777 <b><br><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=310 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom8509f4782b2214c8fce1d957d98c1243tumblr_inline_oyyuzs6rzo1tnietr_500jpg data-orig-height=310 data-orig-width=500><figure><p><b><a href=httpsenwikipediaorgwikiGirandoni_air_rifle>Girandoni air rifle<a> 1779 <b><br><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=173 data-orig-width=300><img src=https78mediatumblrcom5e95ac5b5241961bbd16e3ee1fface9ctumblr_inline_oyyuzsE6yV1tnietr_400jpg data-orig-height=173 data-orig-width=300><figure><p>Thank you <a>@guns-and-freedom<a>​ for this list<p> <p>And that’s only a few of the <i>guns<i> I haven’t even mentioned all the other kinds of <i><b>ARMS<b><i> that were available <a href=httpwwwamericanrevolutionorgartilleryphp>before the Second Amendment was written<a> those <b><i>ARMS<i><b> upon which no restriction shall ever be put according to the Constitution and Bill of Rights<p> <p><b>MORTARS<b><p> <p>Mortars are projectile launching arms that have been in use since the <b>1400s<b><p> <p>By 1775 there were nine different Land Service and four Sea Service Mortars in the British inventory alone<br><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=346 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom0199ff1c14b01cdb4b9015bbf4b0d335tumblr_inline_ozbzkpmB9O1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=346 data-orig-width=500><figure><figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=221 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcombea14ef96990869cc3a10d2464758a9atumblr_inline_ozbzl945Cd1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=221 data-orig-width=500><figure><p>This <a href=httpwwwwarmuseumcacwmexhibitionsgallery1clash5_eshtml>French mortar<a> formed part of the defenses of Louisbourg during the British siege of <b>1758<b> Made of cast iron it could propel a 60-kilogram 132lb shell up to four kilometers 25mi<p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=283 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom82d4f4a856c85867297a7a84ec060abctumblr_inline_ozbznl8zhM1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=283 data-orig-width=500><figure><p>That’s just a few examples<p> <p><b>CANNON<b><p> <p>There are so many cannon and their history is so rich and deep that it’s impossible for me to get into it here You know what a cannon is Everybody does… so did the Founding Fathers<p> <p>Cannon were built for offense and for defense for battle and for siege for land and for sea They can be mounted on ships they can be wheeled on wagons or purpose built conveyances and they can even but not often be hand held <br><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=257 data-orig-width=344><img src=https78mediatumblrcomfdcac6069eedd9d058acf1fc14cd21bctumblr_inline_ozbzwuANvw1suj1m1_400jpg data-orig-height=257 data-orig-width=344><figure><p>These things are old as dirt Historians are pretty sure the first one was invented in China in the <b>1100s<b> and they became standardized and common in Europe as far back as the Middle Ages though probably much earlier<p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=333 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom6444d2089242cc8c73b1a48c95985fe1tumblr_inline_ozc0iacKej1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=333 data-orig-width=500><figure><p>This incredible fort built in <b>1593<b> was designed specifically to defend against cannon<br><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=371 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcomfe6a18995e8b28ea5492e2877744b659tumblr_inline_ozc0ozfzgF1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=371 data-orig-width=500><figure><p><b>HOWITZERS<b><br><p> <p>Speaking of cannon let’s not forget the Howitzer which also dates back to the <b>1400s<b> and was used commonly as early as the <b>1600s<b> It’s somewhere between the weapon commonly referred to as “gun” and a cannon as it has a shorter barrel smaller propellant charge and higher trajectory than the cannon<p> <p>This beautiful 24lb Howitzer entered service in <b>1790<b><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=357 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcomebc2f8c84f50a167d652a29cb9a77bd3tumblr_inline_ozc3qol80G1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=357 data-orig-width=500><figure><p>British and American Howitzers from the Revolutionary War ca <b>1770s<b><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=385 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcomf6fa6e415a99e20eb4874d0a7b656a62tumblr_inline_ozc3t0itsX1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=385 data-orig-width=500><figure><p><b>BOWS and ARROWS<b><br><p> <p>Bows as you surely know are single-operator hand held projectile weapons which have been extremely common pretty much <i>forever<i> They’re basically the bolt-action rifles of the last <i>few thousand years<i><p> <p>The bow and arrow dates back to <b>prehistoric times<b> and the crossbow dates back to <b>6th century BC<b> in China Modern fancy bows are relatively complicated compared to historical bows but the archers that wielded them were deadly accurate Until and even well after the advent and widespread use of the firearm bows and arrows - and archers - were absolutely formidable They’re pretty much the closest thing we can compare in historical battle to the modern gun in popularity accuracy and believe it or not versatility<br><p> <p>Arrows can be loosed more than one at a time Arrows can be made to explode on impact Arrows can be loosed on fire Arrowheads vary widely and have been purpose built for nearly unlimited uses for millennia<p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=358 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom4850d694a016ec830f520d08126d614ctumblr_inline_ozc44sxQUf1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=358 data-orig-width=500><figure><p>Arrows can be loosed in rapid succession quite accurately and a good archer can loose arrows effectively semi-automatically<b>**<b> with just a modified grip<p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=333 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom3391db20fa82d59ee94454edd0f82e85tumblr_inline_ozc23e4yso1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=333 data-orig-width=500><figure><p>A good archer can loose arrows nearly as fast as any semi-automatic<b>**<b> firearm and just as accurately too <br><p> <figure class=tmblr-embed tmblr-full data-provider=youtube data-orig-width=540 data-orig-height=304 data-url=https%3A%2F%2Fwwwyoutubecom%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBEG-ly9tQGk><iframe width=540 height=304 id=youtube_iframe src=httpswwwyoutubecomembedBEG-ly9tQGk?feature=oembed&ampenablejsapi=1&amporigin=httpssafetxmblrcom&ampwmode=opaque frameborder=0 allow=autoplay encrypted-media allowfullscreen=><iframe><figure><p>But this guy really has <i>nothing <i>on a trained professional medieval or ancient military archer <br><p> <p><b>CROSSBOWS<b><p> <p>Crossbows are extremely old as well and extremely commonplace throughout history They’re basically the AR-15s of the last <i>few thousand years<i><p> <p>The Chinese outpaced Europeans in this department as they did in explosives which I’m not even getting into here! and had crossbow technology as early as the <b>6th century BC<b> That’s BC - where you count backwards Europeans have been using them since <i>at least<i> the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and probably much earlier<p> <p>Crossbows are so fast can be used so rapidly and are so accurate and deadly that some armies wanted them outlawed because they were such a terrifying advantage on the field and they were indeed <a href=httpmilitaryhistorynowcom20120523the-crossbow-a-medieval-wmd>banned from Christian-on-Christian<a> battle by the Pope in 1096 But that didn’t last long<p> <p>Crossbow bolts vary <i>nearly <i>as widely as arrows and can do many of the things arrowheads can do such as cause explosions on impact etc and they can be loosed <i>extremely<i> quickly and <i>very <i>accurately via a crossbow <br><p> <p>Here is a DaVinci giant crossbow as in Leonardo DaVinci <b>1488-1489<b><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=368 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcom9adbfc103b34f7af1fb3adbf3cb8e925tumblr_inline_ozc1zx3Pkx1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=368 data-orig-width=500><figure><p><b>And crossbows even come in semi-automatic**!<b> Here is a hand held semi-automatic<b>**<b> crossbow that can shoot 10 bolts in 15 seconds It is from the <b><i>4th century BC<i><b><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=163 data-orig-width=417><img src=https78mediatumblrcom1e2737d81fd3c6e0474bd87c05773da4tumblr_inline_ozc28wnJaP1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=163 data-orig-width=417><figure><p>This bronze crossbow lower was <i><b><u>mass produced<u><b><i> as early as the <b>4th century BC<b><p> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=324 data-orig-width=432><img src=https78mediatumblrcomecef8516b2f697a7ca6d1df36697d965tumblr_inline_ozc3z9FENS1suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=324 data-orig-width=432><figure><p><b><br><b><p> <p><b>—–&gt **<b>BY THE WAY - <i><b>semi-automatic<b><i> means CAN ONLY FIRE ONE BULLET AT A TIME <b>one single bullet per pull of the trigger<b> It <i>does NOT mean<i> a Rambo-style constant spray belt fed machine gun That Rambo type of gun is NOT semi-automatic as the news would love for you to believe that is <i>FULLY automatic<i> Anything that is <i>FULLY AUTOMATIC - <i>which means you can hold down the trigger and just spray - IS ILLEGAL ALREADY and has been for decades <i>FAR<i> too many people have no clue what those words mean <b>&lt—–<b><br><p> <p><br><p> <p>Anyway The above listed weapons are only the <i>projectile <i><b><i>ARMS<i> <b>that were readily available and widely known well before the Second Amendment was written I’m not even going to get into melee weapons like swords axes hammers polearms pikes maces caltrops spears halberds…… I’m just not going to start Nor am I going to get into shit like war ships and armored vehicles and <b>explosives<b> and things like that But those things are all <b><i>arms<i><b> as well Every single weapon mentioned here - and <i>any <i>other type of weapon on earth - as well as any <i>ammunition <i>for any of those weapons is an <i><b>arm<b> <i>and is included in the Second Amendment’s use of the word <i><b>arms<b><i><br><p> <p><b><i>ALL OF THE ABOVE<i> ARE *A R M S* THAT WERE WIDELY AVAILABLE AND WELL KNOWN TO THE FOUNDING FATHERS<b><p> <p>And remember the Second Amendment says <i><b>arms<b><i> not guns not muskets not flintlocks not anything specific at all Just arms<p> <p>The Founding Fathers knew about all of these <i>arms<i> They understood the evolution and history of warfare and weaponry They were familiar with all of the weapons including firearms of their day And I would confidently go out on a limb and say that - given how well they predicted the future of government growth and the willingness of the people to buy politicians’ lines - they understood and expected firearms and weapons technology to advance in much the same way as it has which is to say… it actually hasn’t really changed all that much And speaking of the Founding Fathers’ foresight…<p> <h2><b>THE PURPOSE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN <i>WAR!<i><b><h2> <p>One of the MAIN reasons for the Second Amendment existing is that the founding fathers didn’t trust the government OR the people They NEVER intended for there to be a federally-run standing army they wanted The People to always be ready and able to defend ourselves - from <i>anyone<i> <strike>including<strike> especially our own government They <i>knew <i>the government would eventually try to become corrupt try to enlarge and empower itself try to take more control than they laid it out to have just as almost every other government has always done And they could clearly see <i>the people<i> falling for the lines that government fed them in order to <i>make them believe<i> that giving it more power was a good thing that taking away <i>our <i>power was a good thing was what the people wanted just as almost every other people has always done They knew <i>exactly <i>what was coming and they predicted it pretty much flawlessly because it always happens That’s exactly <b>why<b> they wrote the Second Amendment to be perfectly solid Thank God!<p> <p>THE SECOND AMENDMENT WAS WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY TO EMPOWER PRIVATE CITIZENS TO GO TO <i>WAR <i>WITH THE GOVERNMENT OR WITH ANY OTHER ENEMY THAT MIGHT THREATEN OUR RIGHTS OUR LIBERTIES OR OUR SOVEREIGNTY <br><p> <p>Here is just <i>one of the HUNDREDS<i> of extant and readily available examples of discourse surrounding the Second Amendment and its drafting communications from the general public and within the government<p> <blockquote><p>The preeminent Whig historian Thomas Macaulay labelled this “<b>the security without which every other is insufficient<b>” and a century earlier the great jurist William Blackstone regarded <b>private arms as the means by which a people might vindicate their other rights<b> if these were suppressed <a href=httptumblrcomredirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwwwconstitutionorg%2Fmil%2Fmaltradhtm&ampt=MjQ1MjBhMmYwODYzODg0NGYyMGNiOWI4ZDFlNDk3NTEzYjhkZjRjMixGN2JTdzltTg%3D%3D&ampb=t%3ApSGGrWU9DzQQaxySKrEZGw&ampp=https%3A%2F%2Ftheheartbrokenlibertariantumblrcom%2Fpost%2F167250537641%2Fshadows-ember-saltrat88-argangbang&ampm=1>x<a><p><blockquote> <p><b>The Second Amendment is the “emergency break glass” for ifwhen the First Amendment stops working or worse is taken away<b><br><p> <p>It’s not for <i>hunting<i> it’s not for <i>home defense<i> it’s not for <i>target practice<i> or <i>sport<i> It’s so that <b>we <b>can be as well-armed as or hopefully be better armed than <i>any <i>enemy we may need to fend off including our own government It’s there to at least make the government think twice about trying to take away our rights to let them know that there is an armed populace out there ready and wiling to defend its freedoms It’s there to give us a fighting chance at keeping and maintaining the liberty that our forefathers fought and died for and <i>yes it includes AK-47s<i> In fact it also includes <b>cannon and full auto machine guns and war ships<b> as well <i>and <i>includes anybody no matter who acquiring as many as they want but we’ve let those rights be infringed anyway<p> <h2><b>AND ON TOP OF <i>ALL <i>THAT<b><h2> <figure class=tmblr-full data-orig-height=558 data-orig-width=500><img src=https78mediatumblrcomd3b5a19358519f2aec51a38e99f186b2tumblr_inline_ozll8mBKh91suj1m1_500jpg data-orig-height=558 data-orig-width=500><figure><p>Your opinion on the meaning and intent of the Second Amendment is simply factually incorrect and you yourself can easily verify that if you’re ever so inclined to understand the truth rather than what <i>feels right <i>to you by simply following some of the links above or searching for the recorded debates of the Founding Fathers Hell you can just search for a list of quotes by the Founding Fathers and gain a much more thorough understanding of their meaning Please do <i>yourself<i> the favor of taking a little time to learn about it The sources are out there and very easy to find<p> <p>Again <b>THERE <i>IS NO DEBATE<i> ON THE MEANING OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT <b>THAT DEBATE HAPPENED - AND WAS SETTLED - OVER 200 YEARS AGO AND THEM DUDES WHAT DEBATED IT WROTE DOWN EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THAT DEBATE AND THOSE WORDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO US THE MEANING OF THESE WORDS IS VERY CLEAR AND UNMISTAKABLE AND IF YOU JUST FUCKING GOOGLE FOR A SECOND YOU’LL SEE EXACTLY WHAT THE MEN WHO WROTE THEM MEANT BY THEM<p> <blockquote><p>Reblogging for future reference<p><blockquote> <p>Unless you’re willing to say that the First Amendment is invalid because the founding fathers didn’t know the Internet would exist shut up about the second amendment being invalid because we have better guns now<p> Meme


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