Our Founding Fathers Would Not Have Put Up with Gun Control

Our Founding Fathers Would Not Have Put Up with Gun Control

Our nations founding fathers fought gun control — by killing the who the people who tried to enforce it.  Paul Revere’s famous ride started because Dr. Joseph Warren believed that government troops were marching on Concord to confiscate the arms stored there.  Dr. Warren later died defending his right to carry arms at the Battle of Bunker Hill.  His last recorded words were “These fellows say we won’t fight! By heaven, I hope I shall die up to my knees in blood!”  The good doctor was clearly not a man who was willing to make compromises in the name of political expediency.

Please read the following quotes from our founding fathers and ask yourself if you are living up to the legacy which they have given us:

“When firearms go, all goes – we need them every hour.” — George Washington.

“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” — George Washington

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” — Thomas Jefferson

“One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” — Alexander Hamilton

“Arms in the hands of citizens (may) be used at individual discretion…in private self defense…” — John Adams

“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation… 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.” — James Madison

“Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.” — 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

“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” — Patrick Henry

“The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.” — Patrick Henry

“…the people have a right to keep and bear arms.” — Patrick Henry and George Mason

“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.” — Tench Coxe

“The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” — Samuel Adams

We get the government we deserve.  What kind of government do you deserve?

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