Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The amendment developed out of the American Revolutionary War, in it some were surprised and "massacred" i.e., September 28, 1778 "The Massacre of Baylor's Dragoons" in New Jersey. In an archaeological perspective however, that could be characterized as an "atrocity" bludgeoned with the end of muskets in tannery vats. The right to bear arms was also apparently a "private" matter as in "privateer". What I meant was not so much the evidence as regards to the "antiquity" of firearms as the spirit of the Second Amendment which allows that those matters, shall be regulated. Consider this "private" matter that has been in the press. A man from Vermont developed the so-called "dynamite gun" which from research was first developed at the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, NY across the river from the academy. In Cold Spring, said named by George Washington, guns were cast there for the US Congress before there was even a national military academy across the Hudson River, and also in part the system of "great chains" iron founded that stretched below the river to stop the larger "divide and conquer" operations by the British Navy and military had focusing on the Hudson River. This later led to the development of the rifled cannon patented by R. P. Parrott, in a "private" foundry until the declaration of "civil war" changed operations, which "labor" "fought" in the first of its kind in the then "new" Federal control. After the many cannons, shells and caissons of the later American Civil War, similar to the then building "cast-iron columns" produced and run by the offices in NYC of the West Point Foundry, were bolted together on a barge loaded with dynamite and fired a wooden piece 2.5 miles up the Hudson River. This was after the war and civilian manufactory was restored. The builder of the Vermont-tested "dynamite gun" is thought was assassinated in Holland and sections of a similar "super-gun" were thought found on vessels looking like pipeline, and one was being dismantled as part of the terms in Iraq after the 1993 invasion which he may helped design. These I think gave the Congress, by stating the existence of such matters, the ability to regulate it, beyond the individual and/or his or her state militia. I think there are semantics problems with "state militia" and "National Guard" which is what I thought is/was called out to defend the Capital. Here online it says the Marquis de Lafayette in his return visit caused the term "National Guard" to be used, though I would have thought military units were used to protect the government in NYC, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., still not a state of the Union.