So observes Politico's Ben Smith after watching the below video, in which former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says that Paul Revere's ride warned the British:

He who warned, uh, the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.