Those who are ignorant of history…

…are doomed to repeat it.

I’ll just leave this here:

“The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising.” —Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598)

-Pateratic

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