A Comical Look at the Original Intent of the Second Amendment
John Quaintance of The New Yorker offers a fictional exchange of letters between James Madison and Thomas Jefferson on the original intent of the Second Amendment. Very funny.
December 5, 1791
House of Representatives
How is it almost 1792?! Quick question on the right to bear arms thing in your “Bill of Rights”—the wording and punctuation are slightly confusing. Did you mean that the right of the people serving in the militia to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, or people in general? I’m assuming the former, but don’t want to make an ass of you and me! (Franklin made that up, but I’m using it everywhere!) Could you please send me a quick note whenever to clarify?
P.S. To be honest, I’m still meh about “Bill of Rights” as a name.
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December 7, 1791
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