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Guns don’t overthrow tyranny or guarantee liberty. People do.

January 17, 2013

According to some, the primary purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure that citizens have enough firepower to overthrow the federal government, should it become necessary to do so. If the government ever loses its fear of such a revolt, the theory goes, our liberty ends and tyranny begins.

Let me be blunt: That is mythological claptrap. But like a lot of mythological claptrap, it can push weak-minded people — the Timothy McVeighs of the world — to do stupid and dangerous things.

Second Amendment is not license for treason, armed revolt by Jay Bookman

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/01/17/second-amendment-is-not...

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