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  •  Brain fart alert (18+ / 0-)
    James II tried to curtail gun ownership among the Puritans, because being Catholic, he was worried that they might do to him what they did to his predecessor, Charles I (and not without reason) during the Second English Civil War
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    James II tried to curtail gun ownership among the Puritans, because being Catholic, he was worried (and not without reason) that they might do to him what they did to his predecessor, Charles I during the Second English Civil War
    I.e., James II did have some reason to think that the Puritans had it in for him.

    "I understand, Mr. Spock. The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity."

    by brainwave on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 08:10:42 PM PDT

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    •  True 'nuff, they did (0+ / 0-)

      But what he didn't realize was that the people in general had it in for him. James II was tolerated only so long as he had no heir and there was some hope that someone who was less of an asshole would get the throne.

      Just as soon as he had his precious Catholic male heir, that was all she wrote.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 02:12:05 PM PDT

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