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Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence.
It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed, and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws. Nor is there anything in the common law of England The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, nor a week nor even a month, that will suffice for the attainment of it. To oblige the great body of the yeomanry and of the other classes of the citizens to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people and a serious public inconvenience and loss.
It does not mean what it does today, such as regulation through restrictive legislative activity. It meant at the time that something would be working as it should, properly calibrated and in good order.
If these rights are well defined, and secured against encroachment, it is impossible that government should ever degenerate into tyranny. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.
And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies.
These Swords are accompanied with an injunction not to unsheathe them for the purpose of shedding blood, except it be for self defense, or in the defense of their Country and its rights; and in the latter case, to keep them unsheathed, and prefer falling with them in their hands, to the relinquishment thereof.
Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men. Fortunately for us our relative situation requires but few. The same circumstances which so effectually retarded, and in the end conspired to defeat the attempts of Britain to subdue us, will now powerfully tend to render us secure.
Our distance from the European States in a great degree frees us of apprehension, from their numerous regular forces and the Insults and dangers which are to be dreaded from their Ambition. As there is not the least doubt at present, that the principle Object of the Enemy is to get Possession of the City of Philadelphia, it is absolutely necessary, that every Person able to bear Arms except such as are Conscientiously scrupulous against it in every Caseshould give their personal Service, and whenever a part of the Militia is required only, either to join the Army or find a Man in their place.
It is the whole body of the people except for a few public officials. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave themThousands of malfunctioning firearms have been released into the market since guns were exempted from safety regulations by the Consumer Protection Act.
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The Critical Importance of Gun Safety. (as many have) that the possession of a gun, and the intention of its use for self-defense, can aggravate rather than ameliorate a situation in which.
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I imagine you could get millions, tens of millions, of young men willing to do violence if you promise them free looting in the US and sorta-kinda imply that they could stay and live in the US afterwards, even if it should be obvious to them that the US afterwards wouldn’t be what they imagine it to be.