• at a time when people had nothing more powerful than inaccurate, difficult-to-reload muskets. As this ad demonstrates, they missed their target quite frequently, probably a lot more than they hit it. And you certainly couldn’t kill a bunch of people quickly, that’s for sure. Plus, the muskets were generally used in the context of militias, as there was no standing army, in a largely rural/sparsely populated country. Other than that, not much has changed! (serious snark)

  • IBelieveInHenryHowell

    He seems to have a better understanding of it than we do. (snark)