Tyranny in government. If or when the government enacts new gun laws on the American people,and possibly disarms us of military grade weapons. at that moment in time, will we or will we not be under the tyranny of an unjust government?" "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." Thomas Jefferson, in an early draft of the Virginia constitution: What will we do about it?