While on a tour of historic places in Boston last week, Sarah Palin related some incorrect details of Paul Revere's famous ride. Sam Jones, creative director of the Freedom Trail Foundation in Boston, says that while Palin had some of the facts correct, she wrongly attributed them to Paul Revere and misinterpreted their significance. Paul Revere wanted to protect military weaponry from the British, not household guns. While there were gun shots and bell ringing, it was not done by Revere.

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