Did our forefathers have good sense about every citizen owning a gun?

Daniela1982
What do you think after seeing what the signers of the Declaration of Independence said?
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“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”
-George Mason
“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
-Thomas Paine
"The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
-Alexander Hamilton
“The great object is that every man be armed.” and “Everyone who is able may have a gun.”
-Patrick Henry
"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
-Thomas Jefferson
“A free people ought to be armed.”
-George Washington
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve and will have neither liberty nor safety.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
-Thomas Jefferson
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.”
-Noah Webster
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
-James Madison
"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them."
-Zachariah Johnson
“The constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
-Richard Henry Lee
“The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.”
-Thomas Jefferson
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
-Thomas Jefferson
“The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; … ”
-Thomas Jefferson
Did our forefathers have good sense about every citizen owning a gun?
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