Having not read The Weapon Shops of Isher in some years and unable to find my old paperback copy I ordered a replacement from Amazon. So there it was, on the first page, in the prologue:
THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE
People have understood this for generations, it took a lot of efforts (yes, I put that plural on purpose) by anti-immigrant bigots, people seeking favor with protection racketeers, racists, fascists, and fake liberals to reach the current level of hostility to the right to bear arms our so-called betters keep trying to keep stirred up
Source: Letters to the Editor
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Seems absolutely correct to me!
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn