Freedom isn't free, thousands have
sacrificed their lives for us to enjoy
the liberties so many take for granted
or abuse.

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The Right to Defend
It is my firm belief that those who designed our form of government and penned the
words that make up our Constitution and Bill of Rights intended that every law-abiding
citizen of the United States of America who harbors no criminal intent or is mentally
unstable should be free to posses firearms of whatever type and quantity he or she sees fit
and the ammunition associated with those arms.  “Need” has never been a criterion as to
what constitutes a “right”.  A right is something that we are born with and is not “granted”
by man or government as it is “inherited” at birth, it is merely “recognized” in our Bill of
Rights.  “The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a phrase that is familiar
to all but the most unlearned.  Notice that “life” is the first right mentioned and logically to
retain this right we must be free to defend that “life” by whatever means available.  
Some wish to make the 2nd Amendment less than it is by holding that the term “militia”
refers only to members of the National Guard.  (Whose members have always been
prevented by law from keeping their firearms in their homes and didn’t exist until 1903.)  
To do so is to ignore not only the language in use at the time but also one must negate “the
right of
the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.  The 1st Amendment in
addressing freedom of speech, religion, the press, assembly and petition of the
Government includes the words, “the right of the people” as does the 4th Amendment in
recognizing freedom from “unreasonable searches and seizures”.  If we are to disregard
“the people” in the 2nd Amendment we must also accept a “collective” view of all the
others.
We must remember that those who wrote our Declaration of Independence, Constitution
and Bill of Rights were very brave, independent and self reliant.  Their greatest fear was a
government powerful enough to deny their freedoms.  They were nothing like many
Americans today, they were willing to fight to the death for a principle and give their life
for the liberty of others.  Many Americans today are so cowardly they are unwilling to
take a stand for anything, including their own safety.  They expect the government and
law enforcement to protect them and wring their hands in despair when they happen to be
a victim.  (95% of the time police arrive too late to prevent a crime or even arrest the
suspect.)  Law enforcement cannot act until a crime has been committed.  Hundreds of
times a year restraining orders are issued for the safety of an individual only to have that
person murdered because the order was ignored.  (75% of protective/restraining orders
are violated and police often won’t enforce them unless they witness the violation.)  The
personal safety of any individual is not the responsibility of law enforcement period; it is
the responsibility of the individual.  (Warren v. District of Columbia Metro. Police Dept,
444 A. 2d 1 - D. C. App. 1981.  ‘[C]ourts have without exception concluded that when a
municipality or other governmental entity undertakes to furnish police services, it assumes
a duty only to the public at large and not to individual members of the community.’)
On this site I give my reasons for believing the way I do and will direct you to sources to
check my facts.  You are free to disagree or question my reasoning but you are not free to
confiscate my freedoms.  Hopefully, if you recognize the truth, you will become an ally in
the fight for all our liberties.

Larry S.
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