Remember the Hutaree? They were the militia group entrapped by the feds around the time Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford was shot and VP hopeful Sarah Palin put a reticle over a map charting political targets. Gun control advocates and left leaning political commentators went ballistic. They linked the Huts to Sarah Palin to the Tea Party to all gun owners. Incipient terrorists, all. Or . . . patriots? Millions of American gun owners believe that private firearms protect them (and society) from government tyranny. What’s more, more than a few are down with Tomas Jefferson’s thoughts on the whole “balance of power” thing: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.” Seriously? (americancreation.blogspot.com thinks the quote was taken out of context.) Could/would it ever come down to that?