Quote from Boston Evening Post,
"[It is] a natural Right which the people have reserved to themselves, confirmed by the [English] Bill of rights, to keep arms for their own defense; and as Mr. Blackstone observes, it is to be made use of when the sanctions of Society and law are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression."
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A Journal of the Times, March 27, 1769, printed May 25, 1769.
Defense, Individual Rights, Arms, Society, Law, Violence, Oppression