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Well the British were coming

Well the British were coming with 800 soldiers to confiscate the 24-pound shot cannon at Concord, one of the most formidable attacking weapons of the era. The equivalent today could be considered to be a tactical ballistic missile.

'Pitcairn knew cannon had been buried on the property. Jones was ordered at gunpoint to show where the guns were buried. These turned out to be three massive pieces, firing 24-pound shot, that were much too heavy to use defensively, but very effective against fortifications, with sufficient range to bombard the city of Boston from other parts of nearby mainland.'

So you can say that the Revolution started because the British were going to confiscate a weapon large enough to possibly blockade the port of Boston.

So does that answer your question of what the heros of the American Revolution were speaking of when they said the 'right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon'?