In Case you have forgotten your History, or wasn't taught it in the first place. Early this morning April 19th 1775 a group of armed American patriots face the British Redcoats on the greens of Lexington, Mass. And the "Shot that was heard around the World" took Place.
The Night prior a young Silversmith by the name of Paul Revere had ridden through the countryside warning that the Redcoats were coming to confiscate the Arms and Ammunition of the people stored at Lexington and Concord, Mass. And thus began the War for American Independence.
History does often repeat itself because Governments forget the lessons that they should remember. Thomas Jefferson said that A free people will not readily give up the means by which to protect their freedoms.