A man was sitting in traffic on a DC freeway.

Suddenly there was a knock on his car window and the man saw a stranger standing outside his door so he rolled down his window to see what he wanted.

The stranger said "There's been a terrorist attack on the Capital Building and the terrorists have taken all of Congress hostage. They are asking for 100 million dollars or they say they'll douse all the congressmen in gas and set them on fire. I'm going car to car and collecting donations."

The driver asked "How much is everyone giving?"

The stranger replied "About a gallon."
"A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."† -- George Washington