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"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 more »

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"The 2nd Amendment as it is written only places a restriction on the federal government from infringing on the right of the people to bear arms. It does not state that individual states may not do so." You may have forgot that would be in in violation of the Bill of Rights, and if you remember...more »