Do we have a right to protect ourselves from enemies domestically and abroad? Do we have the right to use lethal force if necessary when our lives are being threatened? What if someone were to break into your home in the middle of the night and your wife and children are fast asleep in their beds? Should you, as a right, be able to level a gun at that intruder and blow holes through them in order to protect your loved ones; even yourself?
Let me ask it this way:
What if Nazis entered your home during World War II? They knew you were harboring Jews in your home, because some neighbor with the heart of the Tin Man and the courage of the cowardly Lion, and the spiritual brawn of the Scarecrow ratted you out. They have political and governmental authority backing them, and they are demanding that you hand over the Jews you are hiding and bring your wife and kids out of your home–NOW!! Is it right or wrong, at that moment to level a firearm at the intruder and protect yourself by killing them on the spot?
I don’t know where you are from or what you believe, but your life is precious and so are the lives of your loved ones. The 2nd Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights to provide citizens physical protection against harm from enemies both domestically and abroad; especially from tyrannical governments that desire to enslave the people. The framers of this document knew firsthand what it meant to fight for your life.
No one in their right mind approves of going on the offense and shooting people out of hatred or bigotry or some form of deluded supremacy. The mass shootings that we see on the evening news when some wicked nut job opens fire in a public place. The gang wars and violence we catch in blips about cities like Chicago are instances of criminals—evil people—committing atrocities against innocents. So, what’s the solution? What do those that abhor gun violence do? Rather than address the real problem–harsher punishments for criminals (yes, I’m all for the death penalty)—the attack the tool being used.
“We gotta eliminate the guns. We have to stop this industry! And, if we must we need to confiscate our citizens ability to protect themselves!” Would you like to eliminate water too? I’m pretty sure murders drown people as well!
Anyway, here’s a wonderful piece written by Gary DeMar that speaks on this issue: