"No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people
to retain their right to keep and bear arms
is as a last resort to protect themselves
against tyranny in government."
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
[Falesly attributed] While the first sentence is found in the proposed Virginia Constitution, the second sentence is not found. The quote is not found in any of his speeches, personal correspondence, or diaries. Nor has the quote ever been cited in law journals by Second Amendment legal scholars.
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