John Wilkes Booth saw himself as ridding the nation of a tyrant, but the nation mostly saw him as the treasonous assassin of their elected leader. See how this works? It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it.
In a country like ours, armed insurrection ought not to be among the tools of political action. Participation in our institutions -- not insurrection or civil war -- will be what preserves our liberty and our way of life.
The CEO of two companies that provide tactical weapons training and supplies to the military and police -- and who is a former Tennessee police chief -- said yesterday that if President Obama uses executive orders to ban assault rifles, "I'm going to start killing people."