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To: supercat
Actually, it was common place for a man to carry his pistol under his coat at the end of the 18th century. Also, at the time, before lawyers started unraveling our constitution and reinterpreting plain English, bear simply meant bear (to carry). Outside of your coat or inside of your coat, had our founding fathers not intended for us to bear concealed arms, I believe they would have said so. They were foolish enough, however, to actually believe people beyond their years would take their simple English at its meaning (their only mistake). Now we have the problems we have today with multiple interpretations of the second amendment.
27 posted on 03/20/2007 5:10:52 PM PDT by Hambone02 (NEW-DUNC '08 !!!!!!)
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To: Hambone02

Many early gun cases involved concealed carry, which was illegal.


52 posted on 03/20/2007 5:54:45 PM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: Hambone02

This is the problem when you have when you permit a society where the lawyers run everything.

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253 posted on 03/21/2007 12:35:56 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've once again found that silly grin!)
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