Blog: Liberal Logic: Free press applies only to quill pens and hand presses!
"Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, Democrat from New Jersey, claims that the Second Amendment applies only to muskets, and as such, citizens don’t have the right to own various and sundry other weapons. That delusion is based on her understanding that the Framers were specifically addressing only muskets.
Of course, that would also mean that the First Amendment’s freedom of speech does not apply to radio, television, recordings, electronic media of any type, and anything other than speaking or shouting with or without an eighteenth-century bullhorn. That the First Amendment’s freedom of the press would not apply to text created using other than a quill pen or a hand-cranked press. Use of a keyboard nullifies the right!
For well over a half-century, I have been assured again and again that liberals are the smart people, against all evidence to the contrary."
She doesn't know what a musket is, or whether the musket was even the "elite" weapon of the day. Pro tip: it wasn't. Here is one design for a repeating rifle which actually saw service in the Austrian Army. This was the machine gun of the era, and was legal for anyone in America to own. Obviously, this means we should all be able to own machine guns today, at least under the Democrat Brain Trust's argument.
What a doofus.
Girandoni air rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When it comes to factual issues, progressives are commonly at a loss. They shine when it comes to belief.
Progressives are fascists who hate liberty, they will always seek to limit liberty of others, and seek to control others through authoritarian political policies.