Quotation: "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
As this nation makes yet another attempt (almost certainly doomed from the start) to put a few sensible and responsible restrictions on firearm ownership, this quotation pops up here and there as evidence that T. Jefferson was seriously pro-gun. Don't believe it. The Internets are full of bogus quotes attributed to Jefferson, Adams, Washington, and Madison. There are so many non-Jefferson quotes that the website for Monticello has a link to Spurious Quotations. Link is here.
Update: I thought I was so clever....I thought I had discovered some little secret about this and other quotes. But then half an hour after I posted the above I was roaming around on CNN News and found this. Good! I want everyone to learn about the dishonesty of some gun lovers. Not all, I know. Just some. But still.