Friday, November 23, 2007

The Second Amendment: American’s Guarantee of Freedom by Jacob G. Hornberger

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the gun-control case arising out of Washington, D.C.’s, ban on handguns. You know — the city in which there are no murders with handguns because criminals obey gun-control laws. (Sarcasm!)The major issue in the case is whether the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right or whether it pertains instead to the National Guard.Hopefully, the Court will bear in mind that the primary purpose of the right to keep and bear arms is so that people will be able to resist violently the tyranny and oppression of their own government. Unfortunately, all too many Americans have lost sight of this, believing that gun ownership is about shooting deer and burglars.

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