2nd Amendment

“The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

 There should be no exclusions to the types of arms peaceable, law abiding American citizens may bear. Many today see the only purpose of firearms being for hunting or personal protection from individual crime. But, the framers of the Constitution clearly saw government tyranny both foreign and domestic as the greatest threat to freedom. George Washington said, “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence.” He continued by stating, “The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good” I agree with Samuel Adams statement, ”That the said Constitution shall never be construed to . . .  prevent the people of The United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms…”