10 July 2014

Self-defense, or Defense Against Tyranny--Does it Really Matter?

Self-defense, or Defense Against Tyranny--Does it Really Matter?

Excerpt:
In the Supreme Court's 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision, which established federal recognition of Constitutional protection for the individual's right to own firearms, the main thrust of Justice Scalia's write-up of the majority decision is that handguns are the "quintessentialself-defense weapon" of the American people, and can thus, because ofthe Second Amendment, not be legitimately banned.


... As Herschel Smith notes in his retort, "But the second amendment says nothing about self defense or hunting. It says everything about tyranny. ...
 
You really need to read the whole thing.  

2 comments:

armedlaughing said...

'everything about tyranny'
THAT'S the line!

Of course, one man's tyranny is another's SOP...

:-(

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

True enough, Guffaw. I often suspect that the only thing preventing a totalitarian takeover attempt in the U.S. is the fact that we're all armed in the first place.