[ExI] Meta question

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 21:02:12 UTC 2016

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nukes? It's often difficult to figure out
> ​exactly ​
> what the framers
> ​ meant when they wrote ​various things in
>  the constitution
> ​, but one thing we can be sure of is that when they said "Arms" as in:
> *"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."*
> ​they didn't mean AK47's, they couldn't have imagined ​such things ,
> they meant muzzle loading muskets and single shot flintlock pistols. And as
> for nukes... well come on!

Exactly. Just like freedom of the press can't possibly apply to anything
other than the screw presses they had in the 18th century. Radio, TV,
Internet... well come on!

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