Originally Posted by secret_agent_man
...With all due respect, Cockrum v State was more about keeping weapons out of the hands of certain classes of undesirables...
involved a law affecting one's choice of weapon for personal defense, and the court sustained the law based on a public safety rationale. And that was in 1859.
You had asserted (post 11) that pubic safety was only a recent concern in connection with the regulation of weapons. Apparently that is incorrect.