Earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: See above.
Comments: We currently have no evidence that Thomas Jefferson said or wrote, "The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it" or any of its listed variations.
- Anna Berkes, 10/14/10
1. Matt Carson, On a Hill They Call Capitol: A Revolution Is Coming (Carsons Publishing, 2007), 131.