That is a complete and utter falsehood. "When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." —Thomas Jefferson "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." —Thomas Jefferson "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." —George Washington "Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to liberty." —George Washington "The means of defense against a foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." —James Madison "If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." —James Madison "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ... The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home..If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." --President James Madison "When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil." — Thomas Jefferson "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God" —Benjamin Franklin "It is the duty of the patriot to protect its country from its government." —Thomas Paine Our founders UNEQUIVOCALLY AND ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY believed in keeping the power to overthrow our government for fear of replacing one form of tyranny (British Crown) with another. We have a 2nd Amendment PRIMARILY to prevent tyranny in our own government. WE CANNOT PREVENT OUTRIGHT TYRANNY WITHOUT EQUAL ARMS.