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As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
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Tench Coxe

Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 - July 17, 1824) was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789

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