Thomas Jefferson quotes that support the right to bear arms are dubious
Just in case someone posts certain Thomas Jefferson quotes like:
"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms"
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one."
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, on its Monticello website, has basically said these quotes are not real in part or full: