Bologna is just …..

“The disarming of citizens has a double effect, it palsies the hand and brutalizes the mind: a habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral force; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.”

– Joel Barlow, “Advice to the Privileged Orders”, 1792-93

“To disarm the people… was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

– George Mason, speech of June 14, 1788

“The great object is, that every man be armed. Every one who is able may have a gun.”

– Patrick Henry, speech of June 14 1788