The Firearms of the American Founders' Era

The Framers of the U.S. Constitution lived in a generation that saw more advancements for firearms than any other, arguably even more than the era of WWII.  They understood the importance of a well armed civilian population being "necessary to the free state," often pointing out themselves that a tyrant has never been able to take over an armed population.  Their Pennsylvania rifles were supreme to the British Brown Bess muskets, and that is what secured our independence and the birth of America. Pretending that these very intelligent men could never foresee the invention of the AR-15 (or similar weaponry) is ignorant. These five weapon types held the technology and laid the foundation for the modern firearms we see today.  Each was conceived and used before the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791. The Blunderbuss From the Dutch word "Dunderbus," which translates to "Thunder Pipe" in English, these handheld firearms were...(Read Full Article)
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