"That is why the Founders looked to local militias as much to provide a check?in modern parlance, a ?deterrent??against government tyranny as against an invading foreign power. Guns are individuals? own personal nuclear deterrent against their own government gone rogue. Therefore, a heavily armed citizenry is the ultimate deterrent against tyranny."
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about armed revolt; it is about defending oneself against armed government oppression. A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government."