Wait… So Does This Mean the Internet Is Protected by the First Amendment?

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  1. A missing part of the argument is that firearm development is an on going process. What constituted a firearm in the 1400’s, 1500’s, 1600’s and 1700’s was different as they continued to be developed. Surely the writer’s of the Constitution understood that what existed at the time of the writing would not necessarily be the ultimate and final development of the device. If they wanted to limit firearms to just what was current and available they could have specified that explicitly. They didn’t and we shouldn’t.

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    • Exactly. During the revolution, American rifle manufacturers learned about a new technology, rifling the gun bores. This made the American guns much more accurate than the British weapons.One shot and reload, accuracy can make a big difference.Many of the framers of the constitution would have been aware of this and keenly aware how technology advances.

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