Why I'm a Gun Owner

Here's one popular line of thinking:

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one"
-- Vladimir Lenin, dictator

"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"
-- Mao Tse-tung, dictator

"History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms prepared their own downfall"
-- Adolph Hitler, dictator

"So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion"
-- Barack Obama, dictator, showing his contempt for the First and Second Amendment

Such attitudes are the mark of tyrants. Here's another way of thinking, which maturity and wisdom prefers:

"No king or civil power can take away nature's birthright of self defense from any man or community of men"
-- Samuel Rutherford, theologian

"When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defense, to fight the government"
-- Alexander Hamilton

The ultimate authority resides in the people, and that if the government got too powerful and overstepped it's authority, then the people would develop plans of resistance and resort to arms."
-- James Madison

"all men... ...are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty... ...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it"
-- The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is a moral statement. It protects unalienable human rights that by definition predate, supersede and outlive any system of government instituted by man. This is the meaning of Liberty!

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