If only the government and its various agencies possess weapons than the Right to Free Speech becomes an empty promise.
We then live in Orwell’s 1984.
That’s why both Hitler and Stalin passed laws that forbade the private ownership of gun.
Robert J. Avrech
October 25, 2017
Jews With and Without Guns
[I once watched a movie where only the police and the military had guns. It was called Schindler’s List (I forget where I stole this line from).
Also, via Nomen Nescio, “As the old Soviet joke went, everybody in the USSR had freedom of speech, but the law never guaranteed freedom after speech.”
And finally, from Joseph Stalin, “Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?—Joe]