Originally Posted by Greylocks
It all happened because that type of equipment was required to do something that had a basis in education; they educate themselves about military history and battle tactics by doing them 'live'. So bit by bit, it started small, went big, went huge, and changed the laws/attitudes.
Are you suggesting that the resurgence of black-powder guns and black-powder shooting is a result of re-enactors creating a demand for the guns?
I'm not challenging that, but I'm legitimately curious if that's what prompted the comeback.