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[–] carlinco 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

Which to me implies that the right to keep arms includes not only the light weapons allowed right now.

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[–] MiMx 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

George Washington saw the terror of tyranny, and the greatness of freedom. He saw, and lead good men to die for it to create one of the greatest republics ever. Not to mention his life, actions, and words counter almost every point every made (as well as the overwelming amounts of history) of the OP.

Over time governments gain power which they are slow, if impossible, to reliqish it. As these governments gain power it is important to have freedom over saftey, and one way to have freedom is through the threat of violence.

"It should be that man controls government, not that government controls man." - Gary Johnson

“Civil Wars happen when the victimized are armed. Genocide happens when they are not.” ― A.E. Samaan