Originally Posted by Old Grump
...Georgia passed a law in 1837 banning the sale of pistols small enough to be carried in a pocket or otherwise were concealable. The Georgia Supreme Court overturned it in 1846....
Well, in Nunn v. State
, 1 Ga. 243 (1846) the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld a law banning carrying a concealed gun (while overturning a ban on open carry). So you might have your facts a bit garbled.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper