Guns and Ammo 1975
There are those in America today who have come to depend absolutely on government for their security. And when government fails they seek to rectify that failure in the form of granting government more power. So, as government has failed to control crime and violence with the means given it by the Constitution, they seek to give it more power at the expense of the Constitution. But in doing so, in their willingness to give up their arms in the name of safety, they are really giving up their protection from what has always been the chief source of despotism–government.
- Ronald Reagan
I had a hard time deciding what to quote, so you should probably read the whole thing. A reasoned, principled, highly intelligent piece of work this. Thanks Mr. Tyra for pointing me in the direction of this piece.