You gotta love the arrogance of the anti-freedom types. They can do a national broadcast like this that obviously he has done no research on, and decide that his feelings are truth.
First MASSIVE mistake.
A) The Militia is NOT the National Guard! And further to say that somehow members of the US Military have the right to keep and bear arms is just as foolish. Does he think that all the trained US Soldiers who were gunned down in Fort Hood simply decided that a rifle or pistol was simply too heavy that day? No! They were NOT ALLOWED to keep and bear arms while on base unless specifically designated by orders.
This is like saying slaves or prisoners are free….they just WANT to be sitting in that cell, or working in that field.
B) “Inaccurate”? It seems Lawrence thinks there was only one gun in existence in 1776, and that was the Brown Bess Musket. Yeah the smooth-bore musket could really only be accurate at glorified handgun ranges…still we had guns like the Kentucky Rifle which was used for both utilitarian things like pest control and hunting, but also for military sharpshooters. The musket was vastly faster to load, so people accepted the compromise in accuracy for speed of fire.
C) Let’s talk speed of fire! Two guns that came to mind that were contemporary to the 2nd Amendment drafting. This repeating Air Rifle that fed from a 20 round tubular magazine, and the Puckle Gun which was one of the first rapid-fire arms of the time.
The smugness really comes from O’Donnel’s idea that the founding Fathers assumed the world would ALWAYS be like 1776. Ironic given that we’re watching a national TV broadcast over the internet.
This is like saying that in the 80s we could never conceive a cellular telephone that could fit in a pocket! Or that it might have multimedia capabilities.
Or maybe my GRANDPARENTS were thinking that when they read Dick Tracy in the news papers.
The idea that somehow the founding fathers couldn’t conceive that a rifle like the AR-15 (which itself is over 50 years old, and builds off of technology over 100 years old) would ever exist, even when very crude guns with aspects of its function existed at the time.
Of course he also claims that the Militia is the National Guard, and if you’re an active duty serviceman or woman you somehow have rights pertaining to your issue gun(s) is a pretty loaded bill of goods, given that six seconds on the internet (that the founding Fathers NEVER could have imagined….so maybe it should be banned?) can prove false.
Hey but if he says it we should believe it, right? These are the people demanding we give our freedom to them!