Cuz he was a bad ass!

Thomas Jefferson Purchased The First ‘Assault Rifle’ In 1780 | Truth Revolt.

Many gun owners have heard anti-gun activists say if the founding fathers knew of the military style assault weapons the country would be using in the future; they would have included those into the 2nd Amendment. As Jefferson’s purchase demonstrates, clearly, they knew about the progress the gun world was making and specifically did not exclude certain weapons because they knew what the future of guns would hold.