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By Harold Pease Ph D
Special to Valley News 

The American Revolution was successful because citizens had guns


Last updated 7/12/2018 at 6:40pm

Many may not remember their basic U.S. history courses as to why the Second Amendment exists in the first place. Certainly, when enacted, there was no thought of restricting type of firearm, or where, or who could carry. So its placement as the second most valued freedom in the Bill of Rights had nothing to do with personal safety or hunting, these were already assumed. It was specifically placed right after freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly to make certain that these freedoms were never taken from the people. It was aimed – pun intended – squarely at the government. But c...

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