An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein
If you know anything about history, you know why the founders of America valued the Second Amendment, holding it in such high reverence that it only followed the First Amendment and made a solitary statement of it’s own. Tyranny thrives on an unarmed populace — That’s a historical fact. Show me one armed populace ruled by a dictator, just one.
The Second Amendment is the very embodiment of freedom, if the government won’t trust the citizen in good standing owning a weapon, then what will the government trust the citizen to own? In the days of the current nanny state it may be time to check your responsibilities, because without responsibilities there can be no individual rights. Responsibilities and individual rights are inextricably linked.
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