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To: tx_eggman
The Constitution authorizes Congress to "grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water". That means they expected individuals to have enough firepower to take on foreign ships and armies (as shown by the "captures on land and water"). You aren't going to do that with a single musket, so at least some people had to own the 18th century weapon of mass destruction, the cannon (and probably more than one).
6 posted on 12/06/2012 6:53:12 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Loaded with grapeshot I bet.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 7:17:43 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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