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Phillip_McCavity
#1 2022-06-23 23:06:06

Even in frontier days, guns were regulated

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/s … -rcna35000

As early as 1686, New Jersey enacted a law against wearing weapons in public because they induced “great Fear and Quarrels.” Massachusetts did the same for those armed and “tumultuously assembled” in 1750. North Carolina enacted such a law in 1792 and Virginia in 1786 and 1794 (the period when the Constitution was written and ratified). In the 1800s, as interpersonal violence and gun carrying spread, 38 states enacted laws that restricted or barred concealed (and sometimes open) gun carrying. Five more did so in the early 1900s, yielding a total of 47 states. As the historian Saul Cornell concluded in his exhaustive study, “There was no general right of armed travel when the Second Amendment was adopted, and certainly no right to travel with concealed weapons.”

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#2 2022-06-23 23:07:46

Re: Even in frontier days, guns were regulated

The court has ruled.  You should have brought your points up when they were deliberating, not after the ruling.

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Phillip_McCavity
#3 2022-06-23 23:08:27

Re: Even in frontier days, guns were regulated

More from the article:

Closely related to restrictions on concealed gun carrying were laws that criminalized brandishing and displaying weapons. These, too, date to the country’s early years. My research on early gun laws found that from the 1600s to the 1930s, at least 36 states enacted laws that penalized the brandishing or display of weapons. Half of these laws penalized the mere display or wearing of firearms and other “deadly weapons.”

The 1686 New Jersey law barred the wearing of pistols and other “unusual or unlawful weapons.” New Hampshire enacted a law in 1699 that punished anyone who “went armed offensively.” Throughout our history, the mere act of carrying guns in public was well-understood to be a threat — regardless of the carrier’s intent. That is, it was seen as increasing danger, not self-protection.

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