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Thread #112313   Message #2374961
Posted By: Rapparee
26-Jun-08 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: DC Gun Ban Banned
Subject: RE: BS: DC Gun Ban Banned
"That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defense suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law." -- 3 English Statutes at Large, 441 (1689): 1 William & Mary, c.2, section 7.

Only Protestants, and no one else, could have arms in England under the laws of William and Mary. But then, under the 1671 Game Act of James II, regions that were home to Protestants were disarmed.

I sometimes wonder if the British have actually read their own Bill of Rights....