The American Revolutionary War "officially" started on April 19, 1775 when the British government sent 700 armed troops to seize munitions stored by the colonial militia at Concord, Massachusetts. When the British troops arrived in Lexington, they were met by 77 armed minutemen who had the courage to defend themselves and their property against aggression from their own government.
Those 77 minutemen - outnumbered almost 10 to 1 - weren't able to halt the advance of the British troops. Many of them lost their lives.
However, when the British reached Concord, they were engaged and routed by 500 armed minutemen.
We all know the eventual outcome of what came to be known as the American Revolutionary War.
The ushering in of the greatest era of freedom and prosperity the world has ever known began when an overbearing, oppressive government tried to disarm its own citizens and was met with resistance by those who had the capability and desire to defend themselves, their property, and their freedom.
History is rife with examples of governments disarming their own people, many times under the pretense of "promoting peace and safety", only to turn around and commit horrendous atrocities against the people they had rendered defenseless.
Here are a few examples of what happens after governments have disarmed their citizens:
1911 – Turkey disarmed its citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
1929 – Russia disarmed its citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
1935 – China disarmed its citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
1938 – Germany disarmed its citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.
1956 – Cambodia disarmed its citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million educated people.
1964 – Guatemala disarmed its citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
1970 – Uganda disarmed its citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.
What would have happened if the American colonists had allowed the British government to disarm them?
Think about it.