Saturday, January 27, 2018

Show me yours and ....


Drew458 said...

Very silly. And they have a 3 axle trailer they drag around behind them so they can carry these things "concealed".

Somewhere in the wide world of guns is a line between a personal firearm and field artillery. I think these toys get close to it. My take has always been that if you can't lift it, carry it a mile, and shoot it several times while standing up without helpers, then it's over the line. OTOH, hey, 2A doesn't say anything about NOT owning cannons, so why not?

Anonymous said...

I figger if you can't draw it from a holster and shoot it one-handed, it's not a pistol, but a novelty in the mode of 'hey, watch this!', and you ought to just bring a rifle.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Eskyman said...

@Drew458- You're probably tongue-in-cheek; but the 2nd Amendment is about the right to "keep and bear" arms, so even though it doesn't say anything about cannons, today it would be a hard case to argue that the 2nd permits them (hard to tell with all that smoke from the penumbras & emanations you know ;)

That said- before & for a long time after the War of Independence civilians did own cannon, and ships of war as well. You had to be rich, that's all!

From Quora: "One man who owned cannons was John Stark of the New Hampshire regiments who fought at Bunker Hill. One of his cannons is still fired ceremoniously on occasion and another is mounted at the top of the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston. It was he who said, "Live Free or Die", which adorns the NH license plates."

Anonymous said...

Ships of war? If you have any vessel bigger than a bass boat, you'd better have some "artillery" on board.

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