The American Revolution was successful because citizens had guns

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Harold Pease Ph.D.
Harold Pease, Ph.D.
Harold W. Pease, Ph.D. Special to Anza Valley Outlook 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 the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press and assembly to make certain that these freedoms were never taken away. The Constitution was founded with a healthy fear of government. Historically, it was always a government that took away liberty. One must remember that early patriots did not ask the existing Briti
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