I feel that I must encourage you to take a step back and reread what you wrote. Do you really have no understanding at all as to why this quote could be important? Historical quotes exist and are repeated for several reasons:
To remind us to not let history repeat itself. They also serve as positive affirmations of who we are and who we can be and must always strive to be. and lastly this paticular one is special it serves as a reminder that we the people will lose our freedom when we give up our constitution.
Historical quotes can also be repeated because the person doing the quoting has nothing from modern times thats relevant and also for the emotional response it triggers in people, If Lincoln, Aristotle, Einstein, Churchill, Muhammed etc etc said it then it must be correct and infallible.
Once again they were different times, constitutions like everything need to change and adapt with time and circumstances.
It's not about gun rights only it's about our rights as Americans, please stop trying to take my rights away. I have said it before it another post and ill say it again please go read 1984 by George Orwell, people like you and need a reality check.
Call me crazy but I feel the right everyone feels to have a gun should be outweighed by the right to not have to live in a society where you need to worry about wackos shooting up schools.
Ive read 1984 several times, great book in fact one of my favourites with The Alchemist, The Wheel Of Time and Dune.
If the people advocating free access to guns on this site are to be believed it seems like the American government is screwing you over pretty good even with the fact you all have guns.
Perhaps if you all put as much effort into worrying about your other freedoms as much as you do your guns you wouldnt be so fearful and want guns in the first place.
Not sure which of your great orators said it but the phrase "The people shouldnt be scared of the government, the government should be scared of the people" is appropriate. If you fear your gov so much get rid of them, the second you use your guns against them your a terrorist and open game for reprisal and at best it turns into civil war. Do it peacefully and if the gov fire on you the rest of the world has to help you, and we would.
You use your weapons your on your own and in my mind will get what you deserve.
He who lives by the sword dies by the sword, and so it goes with guns