In The Words Of Our Nation’s Founding Fathers

What did this nation’s founding fathers, the architects of the Constitution, have to say about their intentions regarding the 2nd amendment?

Jefferson’s Commonplace Book, written between 1774-1776, quoted from criminologist Cesare Beccaria’s 1764 On Crimes and Punishment about an armed citizenry:

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

There are many more great quotes at the link so read the whole thing.

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