The United State is by no means an old country when compared to the thousand year old+ nations of Old Europe and Asia. Born long after the age of swords and clubs, it was a country born with and through the judicious use of firearms. However, since our birth we have slowly been disarming, even as the world around us grows closer and more unstable. Let’s take a comparative look at where we were in 1812 and 1912 compared with today for some perspective.
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