Comment: The sword is obsolete.

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The sword is obsolete.

Just as the horse and buggy were replaced by the automobile, the sword has been replaced by firearms.

Common use of swords disappeared because of their technological obsolescence.

I would say that firearms fill the spot that swords used to.

Many of us free men carry firearms.

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