Comment: I think it had something to do with this.

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I think it had something to do with this.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

... we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Just how would men who pledge their lives, to do their "duty" to throw off a tyrannical despotic government accomplish that without arms?

It is abundantly clear that the men who founded the nation intended us to never be disarmed.