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Thomas H. Ward

There is something in this book for everyone. The Second Amendment is a lot more than words on a piece of paper. It is a type of thinking. It is a rational judgment made by free men that started long ago, before this country was founded. It came into full meaning at the battles of Concord and Lexington. The King ordered all guns to be collected. Guns were necessary tools for hunting and security and still are to this day. This is what started the Revolutionary War for freedom. This is why we have the 2nd Amendment. This is why it is important, because without it our country could become a dictatorship or worse. Greedy men will always seek power, fame, and riches at the expense of the common citizen.

It was July 2nd as I was writing this book. I took a break to watch the American Revolution on TV, unfold in front of me, and I was spell bound. Then something occurred to me. The first battles were at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. I wondered, who were these brave men, a militia of 400 that stood against the Kings Army, the most feared force on earth at the time. I wondered who were these new American Patriots? Who were these heroes that dared to defy the orders King George and risked their lives in doing so? They were nobody and they were everybody, from the farms and small towns of the new America. They were the everyday people: farmers, shop keepers, blacksmiths, and ministers … they were Americans like us.

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