Thursday, May 5, 2016

Congress Has No Power To Disarm

Congress have no power to disarm the militia.  Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American . . .  The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, 20 February 1788.

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