Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gun Control Like Chicago and DC...By George the Third

Funny, this sounds so contemporary:
The British and the Americans agreed that the reimposition of London’s rule in the United States required the prohibition of the firearms business. In 1777, with British victory seemingly within grasp, Colonial Undersecretary William Knox drafted a plan entitled What Is Fit to Be Done with America? To prevent any future rebellions, Knox planned that the Church of England be established as the official religion throughout America; that Parliament have power to tax America domestically (although there were no Americans in Parliament); and that a hereditary aristocracy be created in America. Another part of the plan was that “the Arms of all the People should be taken away . . . nor should any Foundery or manufactuary of Arms, Gunpowder, or Warlike Stores, be ever suffered in America, nor should any Gunpowder, Lead, Arms or Ordnance be imported into it without Licence.”
Democrats: Nouveau Georgians.

More, by Dave Kopel in the Harvard Law Review.

Of course, any subtle and sophisticated Nouveau Georgian thinker understands that "shall not be infringed", properly understood, means "of course we can make it a felony."

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