They’re just making things up about Thomas Jefferson. Which is probably necessary as he hasn’t yet embraced the Bushmaster/Colt side of the argument.
In the spirit of fighting fire with fire, a concept which the Founding Fathers likely grasped in its entirety, do you suppose they would now deny us the ability to be at least as well armed as those who would criminally abuse us?
‘. . life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yes. That will do. Excellent. Next: How to fight fire. With . . what? The incontinent horse? No. The sodden wife? Bah. [pause] Yes! With fire! Fight fire with fire. Gadzooks, the whole concept! Now I apply it to weapons: Every Citizen Should Have A Thousand.’
When a home invader can knock down your door and point an illegally obtained, fully automatic machine pistol at your face, do you really believe your Founding Fathers wouldn’t want you to have, at the minimum, a 17 round semi-automatic handgun to abort that planned home invasion in the entryway?
‘Martha, take this down: Tis the Gentleman’s duty to obtain for Himself a high-muzzle velocity weapon and a 17 cartridge magazine. To pursue American life, full as it is with the arm-ed criminal, random skirmish and desultory volley. Now: I should be succinct, succinct being goode, and declare war. This Is War. Sincerely, Jebediah Blastloon.’
‘Yes, surely this will be a great nation. Or a fine buffalo hunt. I have partaken of too much
absinthe mead again, and must go to bed good evening.’