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Reader's View: The right to bear arms needs a new definition for a new era

Published 08/12/2012,

When our country’s Constitution was drawn up, the right to bear arms was in it. We had flintlock muskets, bows and arrows, knives and clubs as weapons back then. Knives could be hidden on a person, but the rest were too big to hide. Our country was just being developed; we had no standing army, police departments or any public law enforcement. We did have enemies, so we had to take care of ourselves as best we could.

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