Paul, thank you for your comment. I considered it and the material in the link you provided. I realized that I could not respond in only a few sentences so I wrote a new column on this topic.
Here’s the link to it:
Guns & America In 1791 Were Worlds Away From The Guns & America Of Today
What Was the World like for the People Who Voted to Ratify the Constitution in 1791?
— David Grace