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In case anyone offers the crap that semi auto military rifles did not exist in 1791

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Mark W., Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just incase you get into an argument with some anti that says Military style semi auto rifles weren't around in 1791 when the Bill of Rights was ratified. Tell them to pull their head out and learn something about what they are talking about and then show them this

    The Girandoni Air Rifle: Deadly Under Pressure (VIDEO) - Guns.com

    The Girandoni Air Rifle fired a .46 cal round ball at 900 fps (about the same as a Thompson Sub Machine Gun! It had a 20rd mag and could be quickly reloaded using spare air reservoirs and round balls in tubes.

    Lewis and Clark carried one and impressed the Indians all the way to Astoria.
     
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  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Been posted before but the new members probably haven't seen it yet.


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    "Having a gun is like a parachute, if you need one and don't have it you may never need it again"
     
  3. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I always tell them that when it comes to the 1st Amendment, the internet didn't exist in 1791 either.

    So if they want to write their anti-gun crap, they have to do it with a quill pen on parchment, and post it on trees around town.
    Or buy themselves a printing press, and do it like Ben Franklin did.

    Then I remind them that when the BoR was written, the guns they were talking about were the equivalent of the finest military rifle(s) available, so that's what the founders intended the average American to keep and bear.
    Guns equivalent to the finest military rifle(s) available..
    Shuts 'em up every time!
     
  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I'm stealing this!
    Very Interesting that NONE of the L&C documentaries I have watched ever mentions the TYPE of air rifle taken along on the treck!
     
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  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes I know Deen I posted a similar thread back in January

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/ge...assualt-rifles-when-bill-rights-ratified.html

    And commented on a similar topic in Oct http://www.northwestfirearms.com/le...t-does-not-apply-semi-automatic-firearms.html

    And your correct its very good for the new guys and gals joining our fight to know about this historic rifle.
     
  6. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the link
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The internet and ham radio didn't exist then either, the arguments against weapons restrictions stands on thin ice. Note I did not limit it to firearms and the Founders didn't either, they owned mortars, cannons and rockets. Lexington and Concord, 1775 were an attempt by the British to confiscate cannons, cannonballs, powder and flints stored at Concord. Lexington just happened to be first on the way

    yes, we are already heavily infringed
     
  8. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The revolution actually went tilt on April 19th, 1775, and not long after that at Bunker Hill where the militia kicked the Brits to pieces until their powder ran out. The Brits were in utter shock that "mere rabble" colonists could destroy Redcoats so easily

    The Militia had a 1000 batting average, George Washington, no so much. Men volunteer fighting for their families and way of life fight harder than mercenaries for pay
     
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  10. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    yes sir, but that didnt make as cool of a sign......so it was rounded lol
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    :p