John Adams Said So!
And he would know. I’m predisposed to quote John, as he is, according to the fun quiz I just took from Patriot Academy (go there, go there, homeschoolers!) the president I most resemble. You may be Tom’s or George’s twin (yes, I know that’s not John in the pic). Such fun.
“Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny, or, in private self defense.” – John Adams