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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:45 PM

Beto O'Rourke demands ban on muskets at campaign rally

Or: Democrats On Guns Sounding Like Republicans On Abortion, Part The Eleventy-First:

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-beto-orourke-los-angeles-rally-20190427-story.html

...“We will also insist and ensure that weapons that were designed and sold to the United States military, with the express purpose of killing people as efficiently as effectively and in as great a number as possible, are kept on the battlefields and are no longer sold in our communities, because they will end up in our synagogues, in our churches, in our mosques and public places.”

The crowd responded with strong applause...


Starting (or eventually ending up with) these, one supposes:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_1795_Musket



The Springfield Model 1795 Musket was a .69 caliber flintlock musket manufactured in the late 18th century and early 19th century at both the Springfield and Harper's Ferry U.S. Armories.

The Model 1795 was the first musket to be produced in the United States by Eli Whitney. It was based heavily on the Charleville musket, Model 1763/66, which had been imported in large numbers from the French during the American Revolution, and which at the time comprised the largest number of muskets in U.S. arsenals at about 20,000 muskets. The Model 1795 was used in the War of 1812


Service history
In service 1795–1865
Used by United States
Confederate States of America

Wars

American Indian Wars
Quasi-War
First Barbary War
1811 German Coast Uprising
Tecumseh's War
War of 1812
Creek War
Second Barbary War
First Seminole War
Mexican–American War
American Civil War



Hmm, maybe he really means to save us from the tidal waves of bayonnettings?









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Reply Beto O'Rourke demands ban on muskets at campaign rally (Original post)
friendly_iconoclast Apr 2019 OP
11 Bravo Apr 2019 #1
friendly_iconoclast Apr 2019 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2019 #3
friendly_iconoclast Apr 2019 #4
friendly_iconoclast Apr 2019 #5
ManiacJoe Apr 2019 #6
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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:58 PM

1. Alerted. I voted not quite, leave it.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:07 PM

2. Thanks for that. Apparently, if one of 'us' points out something accurate yet inconvenient...

...it can be considered a smear

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:13 PM

3. They can take away my mortar when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

The Seacoast Mortar called “The Dictator” at the Siege of Petersburg 1864
BY MARK · PUBLISHED DECEMBER 13, 2011 · UPDATED AUGUST 21, 2018



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:25 PM

4. You can still buy full-sized reproduction muzzleloading cannon today for $11K plus S&H

At the moment, there's nothing stopping anyone from building a shoreline mortar except lack of $$$$$

Explding shells, however, will set you back an ATF license and $200 tax per round.


As an aside, thanks for mentioning the Siege of Petersburg- I always thought of it as a dress rehearsal for the
Western Front and Gallipoli in WW1

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 04:08 PM

5. Aaand here's Beto's own words on video:

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 11:50 PM

6. I am sure that speech sounded great to

the masses that are ignorant on the topic being discussed.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 11:56 PM

7. That's the way speeches like that have *always* been ...

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