Colorized pictures reveal the gunmakers from America’s history

Daily Mail

Photos of America’s early gun makers holding their firearms have been colorized as the United States recovers from its second mass shooting in just five weeks.

The first successful machine gun, a semi-automatic shotgun and the Winchester repeating rifle are all featured in photographs colorized by 39-year-old Matt Loughrey of My Colorful Past, based in Westport, Ireland.  

While many of the guns were created while the United States was in the midst of war, it’s likely none of the inventors could imagine what their creations would evolve into, with much of the United States having access to semi-automatic rifles and a number of other deadly firearms.

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3 thoughts on “Colorized pictures reveal the gunmakers from America’s history

  1. “As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.” (Tench Coxe in ‘Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution’ under the Pseudonym ‘A Pennsylvanian’ in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1)
    “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” (Tench Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)http://www.madisonbrigade.com/t_coxe.htm

    “This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear
    arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”
    – St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803
    https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/gun-quotations-founding-fathers

    1. Two of my favorite quotes.

      But what I have noticed is that most who read these seem to skip over where Tench Coxe said “… Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

      Yet he is echoing what the US Constitution says in writing. No other law enforcement except for Miltia of the several states (elected sheriffs are allowed through AMERICAN custom). The rest of LEA’s we have today were created ~1928 – 1936 after the English bobby system, I worte an article about it a few years ago.

      The Military is NOT to be permanent (standing military) because every single able-bodied person in the USA is to be trained and armed as the Congress requires the military to train so that the PEOPLE as the Militias can defend themselves, their counties, cities, states, nation. The military (where people are on 24/7) are to be CALLED out by the Congress when they declare War. If attacked it is the Militia who will defend the states, the nation while those who are called up are already trained for the purposes needed to be military when serving as the Militia of the several states.

      Ever watch that movie called “The Battle of Athens. Georgia” about veterans that came home to a corrupt election and they “rectified” that situation? If so, remember when they went to the arms storehouse to get the (military grade) weapons? That was because they were the Militia of Georgia.

      The joke is that those who serve within our government are NOT to be armed other then they would be as ALL citizens are to be armed and trained. That is the ONLY lawful meaning of “gun control” per se.

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