I was sailing with an ex-military amigo in Providence the other night (three sheets to the wind), making our mark on a bottle of Maker’s Mark. We discussed the need for Americans to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms in the face of possible tyranny. “Possible?” he guffawed. “Have you been asleep for the last five years?” I did the true dat thing and laid out some scenarios whereupon U.S. citizens could enter into something not a million miles away from armed revolution against their own government. “The Revolution has already started,” ex-mil man asserted. “You’re already seeing people chafing under the yoke of oppression—and fighting back.” At least that’s what I thought he said. (He might have been saying something about strafing nearby babes with jokes about depression.) Is he right? If the longest journey starts with a single step, haven’t Americans already taken that step by arming themselves to the teeth and buying every bullet made? If so, how far along the path are we? Is there any going back?