but clever beating around the language of the United States Constitution

All this yowling about making the carrying of Concealed Weapons a Felony is an enthusiasm with which we take no stock. The right to restrict the bearing of the deadly short firearms, is recognized as properly within the province of State Legislation, but it is certainly pressing the matter to far to classify such a created offense in the column of high crime. At best its but clever beating around the language of the United States Constitution in that clause that guarantees to every citizen the right to bear arms, to legislate at all against the pocket-gunnery. The Supreme Court of these United States have declared that the State Legislatures may prescribe how such arms may be borne, and surely the breach of a law purely of regulation can be nothing more in sound reasoning, than a misdemeanor.

[Greene County Herald., Leakesville, Greene County, Miss., Friday, November 26, 1909. Vol. XII. No. 12 Pg. 2]

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The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall NOT be infringed.

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