A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The Bill of Rights became part of the constitution of the United States in 1791. The First Amendment secures the rights to free speech, free press, and to exercise one’s religion. The of the Founders considered the Second Amendment necessary to guarantee these basic human rights.
Self-defense, defending your loved ones, and defending your property are basic human rights. And are protected by the Second Amendment
Nowadays we hear of many rights…like the right to high speed internet or having your plane leave within a certain time of boarding.
But the right to protect yourself truly is a right. It is Nature. Flight or fight is part of our hardware.
English Common Law stated that a “Man’s home is his castle.” One has the right to feel secure within the privacy of our homes from intruders. We also have an obligation to protect our children and loved ones in our homes, be that a Mansion or a motel room. People forcibly entering a home (while the residents are there) should be assumed dangerous. The potential for death, rape, or grievous bodily harm is likely. Many home intruders have been forced to run when confronted by a person with a gun. Some were apprehended nearly immediately thanks to the resident calling the police. Others have been shot and caught when getting their bullet wound treated. And yes some intruders have died from a resident inflicted bullet.
“…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
The anti-gun crowd wants to take our right away. They go through a lot of mental gymnastics to create and promote false arguments.
- Only the police should have guns. ( 1. When seconds count the police are only minutes away. 2. Another observation: In many repressive countries with corrupt governments, only the police do have guns.)
- Only the Militia needs firearms
- When written, only single shot guns were available. No one needs a revolver or semi-automatic Consider having only one shot when confronting multiple armed attackers. Or one attacker with a revolver or semi-automatic.)
- “..not be infringed” does not mean “not be infringed”. (Laws are written with precise language so we know what they are. “Not be infringed” means exactly what it says. The only exceptions should be for mental incompetence and past violent criminal behavior. )
Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Isoroku Yamamoto