“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
There are several quotes and writings in our history that support the idea that our Founding Fathers NEVER intended for government to be the end all, be all, to any of our problems. Especially one’s Liberty and Pursuit of a better life (Happiness).
Personal Protection falls under the heading of BOTH of these categories, and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Thomas Paine, Ben Franklin and all the others involved in the formation of this country understood this. They put the Second Amendment in place to Guarantee our ability to Protect Ourselves against All Aggressors.
In my opinion, we really do NEED to get back to an emphasis on Individual Liberty and One’s Pursuit of Happiness by removing the roadblocks which a big government inherently believes are needed! Maybe America’s Next President will agree with this assessment too.
Let me know if you agree!