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Most of us have been taught that the United States government is based upon a balance of power between the Supreme Court, Executive Branch, and Legislature Branch of the United States.  

 

I contend there is a fourth balance of power, the right to bear arms. 

 

If one looks at history, the first freedom of the citizens taken away by a government before the lost of all other freedoms is the right to bear arms. 

 

When citizens no longer have the right to bear arms, they are no longer a force the government has to deal with, and they can quickly eliminate the other freedoms, we in the United States enjoy. (Freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, right to keep and bear arms, freedom from quartering of soldiers in home, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, right of due process, freedom from false imprisonment, freedom from slavery, and etc.)  After all once the freedom to bear arms is lost, how would the citizens realistically oppose unreasonable government control and elimination of other freedoms?