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The 2nd amendment is non-negotiable

Posted: January 20, 2013 at 8:45 am   /   by

The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is only incidentally for hunting or sporting or the defense of one’s home against criminals. The explicit purpose is to give citizens a means of defending themselves against tyranny. If that sounds harsh to modern ears, too bad. That was the purpose. That is why it is there. If you believe no such tyranny is ever possible in the United States, it is your right to think so. That belief on your part, however, does not give you the right to disarm others who choose to exercise their rights.

A couple of good recent reads on this are The Purpose of the Second Amendment and Napolitano: Guns and the Government. Of course, we could also go straight to Chuck Heston:

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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The 2nd amendment is non-negotiable