“It Is Essential that the Whole Body of the People Always Possess Arms…”

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” — Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer XVIII, January 25, 1788

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