On December 15, 1791, our Bill of Rights was ratified. This includes the Second Amendment, aka The Right to Bear Arms.

It’s sometimes perplexing how a gun, which is a piece of technology, is a basic human right akin to the right of free speech. Consider how messy our Bill of Rights would be if the Prius, bread machines, and the Atari 800 were available consumer products in 1791.