Originally Posted by Det. Bart Lasiter
There are a lot of things that couldn't have been predicted 200 years ago. Like automatic weapons that can fit in your pocket and that are more accurate than rifles from 200 years ago.
And yet the law-abiding
citizenry was trusted to keep and bear arms that were equivalent to the best that the military had at the time. Not so, now.
As to the accuracy statement; well, inherent accuracy is directly proportional to barrel length, rifling twist rate and projectile weight, now as it was back then, so I'm rather skeptical of that statement, as the laws of physics do not change. In the end, any projectile weapon is only as accurate as its wielder anyway.