Thursday, September 3, 2015

An Armed America

“In countries under arbitrary government, the people oppressed and dispirited neither possessed arms nor know how to use them. Tyrants never feel secure until they have disarmed the people. They can rely on nothing but standing armies of mercenary troops for support of their power. But the people of this country have arms in their hands ; they are not destitute of military knowledge; every citizen is required by law to be a soldier; we are marshaled into companies, regiments and brigades for the defense of our country. This is a circumstance of the people and enable them to defend their rights and privileges against every invader”

First known printing Jan 7, 1788 in the  Courant a Hartford, Connecticut news paper

American Handbook on Guns Ammo and freedom

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