Right to bear arms
nelsonlund at EROLS.COM
Wed Jan 24 20:37:59 PST 2001
Michael McConnell wrote:
> Paul Finkelman writes: Cealry Madison and Hamilton and other
> federalists believed they had to be able to disarm the rabble, as the
> govt. does during the Whiskey Rebellion for example; That strikes me
> as a useful line of inquiry: What, precisely, did the federal
> government do during the Whiskey Rebellion? Did it disarm anyone? If
> so, was this confined to actual participants in the rebellion? Was the
> Second Amendment raised as a defense? Did Congress pass any statutes
> limiting the right to bear arms?
Have I missed something, or have Michael McConnell's penetrating
questions simply gone unanswered?
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