Originally posted on Practically Historical:
Plenty of pundits have been speaking for our Founders…. recently. There is no greater speculative contest than the battle over original intent of the Founders. The second amendment continues to be misconstrued, misapplied, and misunderstood. No real progress can be made as long as the pundits control the debate while debasing the work of our Founders. Look to their words….
“To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” George Mason- 1788
“…while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance
would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside …” Thomas Paine
“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and…
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