Something must have been lost in translation
Take a look at this picture Miguel has up at his blog of George Orwell Square in Barcelona, Spain.
If you don’t get it, get ye to a library.
I’ll include this particular quote which I have seen attributed to Orwell so I can pretend this is a post about firearms,
“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”