Friday, January 18, 2013
So The Second Amendment is About Muskets is it?
Even if we ignore the obvious claim of then placing the first amendment into the realm of news papers and hand bills to counter this insane argument there is another way.
For those of us in the Western States (And YES Missouri is a Western state remember the arch and gateway thing?) There is a simple means to put these Musket Liberals in their place.
All we need to do is pull out our own State Constitutions.
Missouri Constitution - Bill of Rights - Section 23.
Right to keep and bear arms—exception.—That the right of every
citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when
lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not
justify the wearing of concealed weapons.
Adopted almost 50 years after the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States it makes no mention of flintlock or caplock. Nothing about any modern advances being exempt or limiting the ownership of a so-called "Military" firearm.
By 1875 Colorado's Constitution repeats verbatim the same words in their Bill of Rights
Sec. 13 - That the right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons.
Again we have no restriction or mention of "modern" advances in firearms and by the time of Colorado's Constitution metallic cartridges were well into use along with even modern day types of mechanical repeaters.
Of course none of this is going to sway the mind of today's common Liberal/Feminist because really they are not concerned with the concept of bearing arms only the hope of disarming everyone who may oppose their actions.
Yet it is pretty obvious to me that advances in firearms for well over 100 years had no bearing on the rights of citizens to own them. The legal trail is undeniable.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!