That old and stale argument was drug out again? Come on Piers!


The Continental Army had put in an order for semiautomatic rifles designed by Joseph Belton.

Franklin and Washington were fully aware of semiautomatic rifles.

Therefore the Second Amendment obviously includes semiautomatic rifles.

@ThomasWic @grits

Before the 2nd Amendment is Article 1, instructing the Congress...

"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;"

So the 2nd Amendment doesn't repeal that part, you see?

@ThomasWic @grits
Wasn't the idea of repeating rifles around for quite some time?

It just was not technically feasible until breech loading rifles were introduced.

@ThomasWic @grits

Unprecedented that I research something based on what you said, TW. I am going to save this article. I had no idea a *repeating musket* was invented by Belton in 1777- a full 14 yrs before the creation of the 2A.

I'm floored and in awe. Thank you.


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