Kirbinator wrote:Would this have been during the occupation of the Lincoln's tyrannical northern army? Not being obnoxious, but serious. I am from the north and usedto think the civil war was, as is taught in schools in the north, about slavery. Once I moved here (12 years ago) and have gotten more involved in politics and the history of this great nation, I realize that it was about far more than that.Remember that one of the defining cases of Alabama's gun laws was when a sheriff concealed a pistol in 1865, immediately after the Civil War. Another point is that our constitution was written in 1901 and recognizes the right to bear arms at that time.
BTW- if you watch "America: The Story of Us" the episode aboutthe time leading up to the civil war is sickening. The propoganda machine was working overtime on that one.