These guns dispel the notion
Founding Fathers could not
have envisioned assault rifles

By Craig Boudreau. July 2nd, 2016

A popular gun control mantra is that the founding fathers could not have envisioned assault rifles when they wrote the Second Amendment. Turns out that idea is bunk, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The DCNF found "repeater," multi-shot rifles from even prior to the Revolutionary period. Further, the investigation shows that founders and leaders from that time period were starkly aware of advancements in innovations in small arms manufacturing.

"Of course, semiautomatic firearms technology didn't exist in any meaningful sense in the era of the founding fathers. They had something much different in mind when they drafted the Second Amendment," according to a recent article by The Washington Post. "The typical firearms of the day were muskets and flintlock pistols. They could hold a single round at a time, and a skilled shooter could hope to get off three or possibly four rounds in a minute of firing."

Thomas Jefferson tapped the famous westward explorers Lewis and Clark to explore with a gun that, according to The Washington Post, didn't exist.

Enter, the Girandoni air rifle. The Girandoni air rifle is a repeating rifle capable of firing 22 shots in under a minute without needing to reload -- and Meriwether Lewis's air gun was one such firearm. Lewis's rifle was a .46 caliber, magazine-fed repeating gun capable of shooting 22 shots in under a minute. .....

Despite the (predictable) nay sayers, it has always been accepted by Second Amendment supporters that "arms" reflects the available weaponry of the current time. Taking that further, there is an implicit connection between current military weapons and the armed citizenry, and does not limit the bearing of arms to just simple muskets - something the anti-gun groups insist on continually putting forward.

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