Funny that you posted some of the Declaration of Independence when at the time African-Americans weren't grated equal did not have those rights so you post in the Declaration of Independence means absolutely s***
For someone who claims to be a constitutional lawyer you would know that Second Amendment right didn't mean that s*** because back then a gun for home defense was very impractical
No it doesn't. Actually, some of the Founding Fathers were abolitionists like Benjamin Franklin. The preservation of the colonies against British tyranny caused slavery to stick unfortunately because the colonies had to be kept together. We would learn a valuable lesson about hundred years later during the Civil War.
Back in the colonial days, guns for home defense was very practical. Imagine being under the rule of the British while the Quartering Act was in place. It
required local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with housing and food. Not to mention, if you didn't have guns back then you didn't eat.
I guess you failed to remember the part where you have to fight a war with guns.
Actually they weren't very practical because they were one shot only this is very well know that's why they still carry knives and sore they were more practical for home defense than guns were at the time
In the Colonial period, the gun meant the musket, an imported item that cost the equivalent of two months pay for a skilled artisan. Without constant attention its iron rusted, and blacksmiths were ill equipped to repair it (they shoed horses and made plows). The musket was not efficient for self-defense or hunting. It was not accurate beyond a few hundred feet (it had no sight, and soldiers were instructed not to aim, since volleys relied on mass impact). It frequently misfired and was cumbersome to reload, awkward qualities for individual self-defense; by the time you had put ball and powder back in, your foe would be upon you with knife, club or ax. Most murders were committed with knives, and -- contrary to the myth of primitive violence -- there were few murders outside Indian warfare (in North Carolina, on the average, there was only one murder every two years between 1663 and 1740).
The same factors that made the musket ineffective for self-defense made it practically useless for hunting. Scare the rabbit with one inaccurate shot (which threw out dense smoke), and all game would be gone by the time you got out ball and powder and deployed them properly. Besides, most Americans were farmers, with no time to maintain expensive guns for hunting when domestic animals (chickens and pigs) were the easily available sources of protein. That is why no American factories were created to make guns.
Edited by Mango kid, 05 June 2019 - 04:13 PM.