Monday, August 1, 2016
Declaration of War
I am getting nowhere writing and submitting law review articles about The Gunning of America, so I guess it's time to declare war, and start submitting articles to history journals. This is an interesting problem. You can't point out fraud in history journals (as I found out with Bellesiles); they won't even review such articles. History journals are MUCH more progressive (hard left) than law reviews. Instead, I am going to point the serious flaw in the Bellesiles/Haag claim that guns were not widely owned before 1848: the enormous number of gunsmiths and gun makers that are present in the records (both primary and secondary sources). I have a spreadsheet with >3700 gunsmiths/gun makers working before 1840 in America. I also just started searching the Library of Congress' Chronicling America, which has newspapers from 1690 to 1922, most of them text searchable. I have already found many hitherto unknown gunsmiths.Oh and pistols, supposedly not widely present before evil Sam Colt, appear thousands of times; often in fiction or foreign events but I can sample and figure out what percent are factual and in America.