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Liberty1
11-10-2008, 7:54 PM
Might be a good tool. Check it out.

http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/tocs/toc.html

DrjonesUSA
11-10-2008, 10:22 PM
Might be a good tool. Check it out.

http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/tocs/toc.html


WOW, great find!!

Thanks for sharing!!

FreedomIsNotFree
11-11-2008, 12:52 AM
That site is an absolutely fantastic resource...thank you for sharing.

I had to add...the fact that this was published by the University of Chicago is quite ironic considering who was previously one of their law professors.

bulgron
11-11-2008, 7:19 AM
By navigating that site, I found this (http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/amendIIs9.html):


The corollary, from the first position, is, that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretence by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both.

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This right ought not, however, in any government, to be abused to the disturbance of the public peace.

An assemblage of persons with arms, for an unlawful purpose, is an indictable offence, and even the carrying of arms abroad by a single individual, attended with circumstances giving just reason to fear that he purposes to make an unlawful use of them, would be sufficient cause to require him to give surety of the peace. If he refused he would be liable to imprisonment.


So, apparently, in 1829 they really "got it." What's interesting is that Mr. Rawle's thoughts on the matter are exactly the way many gun owners in America seem to see things. (Dare I say, "most" gun owners see things this way?)

It's really sad, and actually quite mind-boggling, how far the internal and external enemies of this country have taken things in their determined drive to dead-letter the Second Amendment.

Liberty1
11-11-2008, 6:02 PM
this was published by the University of Chicago is quite ironic considering who was previously one of their law professors.

:eek: I guess he lectured too much and didn't listen enough...

He does say that he doesn't like concealed weapons. So the flip side means... No couldn't be...