But behind the scenes, dropping the provision appeared to be a direct result of Wall Street lobbying.
Yet the men who wrote and ratified that provision had extensive gun laws—and many of them were racially discriminatory.
I can only imagine which senator(s) demanded this provision in exchange for their support, but consider the oddity of the idea.
late 14c., "a providing beforehand, action of arranging in advance" (originally in reference to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from Old French provision "precaution, care" (early 14c.), from Latin provisionem (nominative provisio) "a foreseeing, foresight, preparation, prevention," noun of action from past participle stem of providere "look ahead" (see provide). Meaning "something provided" is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of "supply of food" is from c.1600.
"to supply with provisions," 1787, from provision (n.). Related: Provisioned; provisioning.