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Thu, May. 14th, 2009, 12:49 pm



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Thu, May. 14th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
staghounds

I'd change the bottom part to:

"Slave rules"

"You know- slave rules"

"Just like slaves in 1860"

"Same rules for (Dred Scott and) Sojourner Truth."

"(Dred Scott and) Sojourner Truth knew what that meant in 1860".

(I like the last two best. Miss Truth is in the news lately, and you might leave her alone. I thought maybe Dred Scott too, since Justice Taney referred to how impossible it was that 2A might apply to dusky property.).



Antebellum is an unnecessary modifier, and restrictions and applied are a long word clause that has to be puzzled out when a short word or clause will do.

Thu, May. 14th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
meep

...and Harriet Tubman. I believe she often talked about carrying a gun with her while working the Underground Railroad.

Thu, May. 14th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
olegvolk

I dropped "antebellum" for brevity.

Thu, May. 14th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I like it just the way it is.
Depends on your target audience.

Could be phrased:
"Same restrictions applied to blacks before 1865."

Yes, it's blunt, possibly even offensive to some.

-Gregg

Thu, May. 14th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Not quite right

Actually it was not that uncommon for slaves on plantations/farms to bear and use firearms in some circumstances in their "work." The more rigid firearm restrictions really came into play after the Civil War with the rise of the KKK, Jim Crow and such backlash. I like the concept a lot, but it's not 100% accurate.

Thu, May. 14th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
olegvolk: Re: Not quite right

For "work", not for "self-defense" on their own initiative.

Fri, May. 15th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
mzmadmike

I think swords are legal in IL, though obviously you'd get hassled for carrying one.

Local jurisdictions have their own laws, and then there's the classic "creating a public nuisance."

Fri, May. 15th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
elmo_iscariot

What, no love for Jersey?

Muzzleloading pistols are treated just like real guns here.