Whoa there (Off-Topic)

by Harmanimus @, Friday, December 20, 2019, 18:32 (639 days ago) @ SonofMacPhisto

The key difference, historically, was more of circumstance. Obviously outside of populated or “civilized” areas the individual was the group. But entering into an urban or otherwise “civilized” area did not cover the same individual level protections. The reference to Tombstone is because the law there was to coat check any weapons when you entered town and pick them up when you left. Because being armed in town is an attack on the peace of the others in town. The gunfight at the OK Corral was over people refusing to comply with this requirement. And such laws were regularly upheld by the judicial system until more recent rulings superseding the good order of everyone else in favor of the individual.

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