The 2nd amendment is non-negotiable

| January 20 2013
Christopher Cook

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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