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  •  Oh Foo (3+ / 0-)
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    Bush Bites, dkosdan, drpmeade

    With 10 Uzis and some spare ammo, George Washington would have on the Battle of Long Island and the Revolution would have been over within weeks.

    Interpretation has to include the fact that, for example, a naval cannon's rate of fire was splendid if it was once every five minutes.

    That people owned muskets and low power shotguns.

    That duels with pistols at a pace and a half could result in flesh wounds.

    THAT's the difference that needs to be accounted for. Or else the gun owners need to be physically fit (mandatory) and available for military service. It wouldn't be a "draft." They'd be obligated to respond to a call-up and take their weapons whither they were sent.

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