.....No argument there. But, the 2nd Amendment was first adopted in 1787
; the United States Constitution was first submitted for ratification in 1787:
This issue came up before; I will try to find the thread.......
The 2nd Amendment... brought to you by Beretta and the number 1787!!:X
I'm not sure how it could be adopted in 1787 but not ratified until 1791. "Adopted" = "ratified" as far as I know.
Thanks for the link. Stephen Halbrook is a scholar I would trust. I skimmedthe information. I saw where Madison submitted the Bill of Rights (BoR) in 1789 to Congress. This checks with my prior knowledge that Madisonreceived many suggested line items for a BoR. He culled it down to twelve, ten of which were subsequently ratified.
Madison alsoused the VA Declaration of Rights, adopted in 1776 in the first VA government after the Declaration of Independence. If I recall there was an RKBA in the Declaration of Rights. But, don't quote me on it.
I can see using 1776 or 1791. But, 1787 is just a date attached to a proposed
Constitution that lacked a BoR and was not itself ratifieduntil later.
Here is a little fun fact about the Constitution. Did you know that last Amendmentratified was one of the first proposed?The 27th Amendment.
The original BoR had 12 proposed articles of amendment, one of which limited a congressional pay raise untilan election had intervened. MeaningthecurrentCongress could vote a pay raise, but it wouldn't go into effect until after the next election. This was not adopted in 1791. It did not get the support of the required number of states until 1992.