The fuck?

Where did Justice Breyer get this cockamamie idea?

But in Massachusetts, historically, all the guns and ammunition were stored in a central place at night, I believe, at the time of the resolution — revolution. Not in anybody’s home.

— Justice Stephen Breyer, Transcript of Oral Arguments in NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC., ET AL., Petitioners, v. CITY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK, ET AL., Respondents, p.60, lines 19-23.  Link to PDF

Must have been reading Michael Bellesiles, I guess.

What the fuck does Breyer think Massachusetts residents used to hunt, and to defend themselves from Indians?  They didn’t any more leave their rifles and ammunition in central armories at night than I park my car in a central government-managed garage at night and take the bus to go get it when I need it during the day.

Hey, maybe Breyer thinks they dialed 911 for Indian attacks, and got their meat at the supermarket like everyone else.