They will not teach this but for the rare classroom in today’s America because it is not politically correct. Whatever else happened that day at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge, it began with a government move to seize guns, powder and ball from the citizens. British troops under Gen. Thomas Gage, and commanded by Lt. Col. Francis Smith, advanced from Boston to capture and destroy the arms of the colonial militia at Concord. They figured to take the colonials by surprise, but Paul Revere, William Dawes and a just-turned 16-year-old Sibyl Ludington (after whom the National Rifle Association has named one of its most prestigioius awards) ruined their whole day by spreading the alarm.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
"Reflecting upon another April morning"
Dave Workman also reflects upon another April morning in his Seattle gun rights column (@Examiner.com)