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Old January 8, 2013, 10:44 PM   #26
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In the early days of the republic, Congress closely regulated the privateers (privately owned warships), their operations and movements were highly infringed. Congress did away with them completely after a short time... within the lifespan of many of the founding fathers. Did Jefferson, Adams, or Madison speak out against disarming the privateers, denying them the RKBA? Uh... No.
This is a flawed interpretation...yes privateers were regulated...however privateers were regulated by virtue of being government agents, not because they owned boats with cannons. There is a huge difference.
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