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"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed — where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once."

Judge Alex Kozinski
(1950-) US Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1985-2017)
Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 F. 3d 567 - Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2003, Dissent by Judge KOZINSKI

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