In one other “now the place have we heard this earlier than” moment, the Salt Lake Tribune published a letter to the editor lately about how the second modification is completely outdated. yes, it’s the “however muskets!” argument once more:
When the second amendment turned into ratified in 1791, we may still bear in mind that a musket might fire one to a few or 4 rounds per minute, requiring the gunman to stop between each and every shot and reload gunpowder, add a patch and a ball, use the ramrod to clean the barrel, after which seat the round bullet safely. Oh, and fill the flashpan with gunpowder.
We then circulate briskly to “ARs are assault weapons” element of our program:
…may still it be prison at the moment that any person historical satisfactory to purchase a weapon can flaunt and doubtlessly fireplace an AR-15 (which fires forty five or greater rounds per minute) in a public environment? Or carrying latest day arms at a public experience? really, the 2nd modification became now not meant for assault weapons.
eventually we inevitably arrive at how all gun homeowners are truly on an ego/control/vigour shuttle:
perhaps the situation for the assault rifle proponents is to possess all that energy.
The grownup who wrote the letter took the time to additionally mention that James Madison changed into a slave proprietor and the way that’s why he desired the 2nd amendment to exist. on account of course he did.