Tuesday, July 23, 2013

   "The right to keep and bear arms for self-defence or public safety is closely allied with the duty of being provided with such arms and in readiness to us them upon the call of the proper authority. For this purpose the mass of citizens should at all times be prepared to obey the lawful call of the State or Federal government, whenever it may be necessary to take up arms for the maintenance of authority or the execution of law."--Gov. [Louis A.] Wiltz's Message to the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana. [Louisiana Capitolian, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 24, 1880. Vol. 1--No. 51]

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