That's one of the reasons for putting it out this way. It's a "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" type of argument. If it is so "unintrusive" to make prospective gun owners go through it, then the rest of the "potential" Militia (All persons of able body capable of bearing arms in case of emergency) shouldn't have reason to object to it. That particularly applies to those who push so hard for it.
For most of those 2 previous centuries, people lived in close enough knit communities, that everyone pretty much knew everyone else within their sphere of exposure. So anyone who was selling a gun would have known that billy bob was just a bit "not right" and would have first contacted the head of that family to find out why he needed one.
The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.
- Marcus Aurelius -
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