Great video from Bill Whittle on Congressional calls for action on gun control. If you choose not to be able to defend yourself, you have every right to that choice. But your choice does not allow the government to in any way infringe on the rights of those who choose to exercise their second amendment rights. Our founding fathers saw to it that the American people would always be able to preserve their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness by writing the Constitution and writing the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, which states: “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.” This is the only amendment which states a purpose. Having just fought the Revolutionary War to gain their freedom from the tyranny of King George III of England, it was understood that only by securing the right to bear arms could the American people remain free.
To quote George Washington:
“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”