The British didn't go away easily, and had they not resorted to the cold-blooded murder of civilians,
and raping our wives and daughters, the masses might never have risen up to the fight.
But they did, and we did; and we chased their sorry asses out of this country we hoped once and for all.
We reserved our right to firearms however, just in case they came back; and sure enough they did (1812)
That my friends, is the reason behind the 2nd amendment, and let no one tell you otherwise.