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Gun Advocate Claims Modern Assault Rifles Are Just Fancy Colonial-Era Muskets

The Second Amendment is often referred to as the right to bear arms, but when it was adopted in 1791, firearms looked a lot different. The single-shot muskets that require about a minute between every shot strike me as being very different from the semiautomatic weapons of today. Bryan Fischer's claim that modern mass-killing machines are EXACTLY the kind of weapons the Founding Fathers had in mind when adopting this amendment seems, to put it politely, very unlikely.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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