No one has
the right to tell you, you can't publish a book because you might
libel somebody. Nobody tells you, you can't own an automobile because
there might be an accident. And nobody should tell you, you can't
own a gun because it might be misused.
is libel, they have recourse in the courts. If somebody causes an
accident with an automobile, this can be dealt with in the courts.
The same way with a gun. If a gun is misused, it should be dealt
with in the courts.
government doesn't enforce the law against those individuals who
commit violent crimes. 70 percent of the crimes in this country
are committed by individuals who have prior criminal records.
This gun sure
looks deadly, but it's not the least bit deadly unless I point it
at someone and pull the trigger.
In the words
of Thomas Jefferson, he said that we were "endowed by our creator
with certain inalienable rights," and among those rights is our
right to defend ourselves, defend our family, and to defend our
in every society, there are those individuals who will resort to
force to get what they want. It's impossible to have a policeman
on every corner to protect us, so; therefore, it is very important
that we maintain the right to defend ourselves.
I think it's
important that we look at the Second Amendment in the context of
the entire Bill of Rights. Our freedoms are based on a philosophy
called the Libertarian philosophy. That means we have a right to
own anything we want, including guns, as long as we harm no other
gives us that right. The best way to protect that right is to exercise
it. If we sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of safety, we'll
lose our safety and our liberty.