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An Observation on the Second Amendment

Youssef Sarhan:

The sorts of weapons available at the time of the 2nd Amendment’s adaptation (1791) were modest in their capabilities. Like a pirate’s cannon, the 18th century handgun required the owner to push a bullet down a barrel before each shot was fired — even then it was rarely fatal, if it even hit it’s intended target at all. The first successful semiautomatic pistols didn’t exist until over one hundred years after the 2nd Amendment was instated.