Over at the Volokh Conspiracy there is a post about the history of magazines with greater than ten rounds capacity. Very short version: The 9th Circuit court has a case challenging the greater than ten round magazine ban, called Fyock v. Sunnyvale. David Kopel co-authored an amicus brief that gives the history of such things. Many interesting factoids for gun hardware geeks to appreciate, and many things for gun-rights people in general. Many things I knew, many more I didn’t. Worth a read.
It’s another good case to watch.
I think by now, the whole “It doesn’t count if it wasn’t used by every single, solitary citizen in 1789.” cornfusion should be an automatic invalidator of any anti-anything argument. The notion that “the founders couldn’t have anticipated” is utter bullshit. The founders DID anticipate… YOU, asshole, which is why that provision is IN the Constitution to begin with.
(By “YOU,” I’m referring to a respondent in the disarmament debate, not YOU, Rolf. I hope that’s clear.)
Figured you meant as much. If you meant I was an asshole, after agreeing I’d likely nit-pick your grammar and ask why you weren’t more creative in your invective :-). But thanks for clarifying.
The argument “it didn’t exist in 1789” is so transparently bogus, it proves only one thing: the absolute bad faith of the person making that statement.
In this case, that statement all by itself is sufficient grounds for the judge to be impeached and removed from office, then prosecuted and convicted for perjury (to wit: of his oath of office).