Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Individual Right

On the second amendment....

If a guy with a gun or a knife or a chain or a baseball bat, or a few thuggish buddies threatens my life and limb to take from me something that is rightfully mine, or take from one of mine something that is rightfully theirs, why should I not be allowed to threaten his life and limb to make him think twice about it?

And if he does think twice about it and decides it's still a go, why should I not be allowed to back that threat up with immediate and decisive action?

Life, Liberty, and the Persuit of Happiness includes the right to defend all three. It says so right in the Bill of Rights.

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