Gun control, just like the founders intended it

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    The militia/frontiersman spirit derives from an early American dependence on arms to protect themselves from hostile Native Americans and foreign armies. Survival depended upon everyone being capable of carrying a weapon. In the 18th century, there was neither budget nor manpower nor government desire to maintain a full-time army, believing they were a threat to the rights of the civilian populace. Therefore, the armed citizen-soldier carried the responsibility. Service in militia, including providing his own ammunition and weapons, was mandatory for all men.

    In the years prior to the Revolutionary War, the British, in response to the colonists' unhappiness over increasingly direct control and taxation of the colonies, imposed a powder embargo on the colonies in an attempt to lessen the ability of the colonists to resist British encroachments into what the colonies regarded as local matters. Two direct attempts to disarm the colonial militias fanned what had been a smoldering resentment of British interference into the fires of war......The right to a militia was thus an issue in America from the very beginning.

    Gun politics in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

    -Thomas Jefferson


    One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.

    -George Washington


    No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

    -Thomas Jefferson


    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

    -Benjamin Franklin


    [The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

    -James Madison


    O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone...Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation...inflicted by those who had no power at all?

    -Patrick Henry


    I ask, who are the militia? They consist of now of the whole people, except a few public officers.

    -George Mason


    [C]onceived it to be the privilege of every citizen, and one of his most essential rights, to bear arms, and to resist every attack upon his liberty or property, by whomsoever made.

    -Roger Sherman


    The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to congress a power to disarm the people.

    -William Rawle (US attorney appointed by President Washington)


    The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

    -Joseph Story (associate Justice USSC, appointed by President Madison)
     
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    Wow, I guess I made too much sense.
     
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    Many can't accept facts.
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