The snippet for today precisely describes the ORIGINAL meaning of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution, and is from "Nanny Ogg's Cookbook" by Sir Terry with the help of a few others. Extremely brief background: Lancre is the name of a small kindgom which is the site of a number of the series' stories.
"In Lancre we have what I suppose you'd call a constitutional monarchy if we had a constitution. What this means is this: there is only one king and more'n five hundred subjects, and they all work every day at jobs which mostly involve sharp things. It's one of those lessons that are so obvious they don't have to be taught."