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Do you know these gun quotes of the Founding Fathers?

Thanks to the Buckeye Firearms Association for collecting these and many other quotes about gun rights by the Founding Fathers.

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."

"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country."

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."