Friday, September 02, 2005

We Don't Need Guns...

..., the government will protect us. Try telling that to the helpless owners of looted homes and businesses in NOLA. I agree with Neal Boortz on this one:
For decades the left has been eager to disarm the American people. Democrats and liberals have been dedicated to the idea that only government should have guns, that the people should totally and completely put their right of self defense to government. How would you like to have been one of the people in New Orleans who sat out the storm in their house, only to now find to now find predatory looters trying to come through the front door ... and no police help available. One shot through the door to take out that first looter and the rest would run. They're looking for safe targets, not homeowners with guns. And what about the hospitals? I'm almost dead certain that the rules in these hospitals forbade any employees from having guns on the premises. Now we hear about doctors and nurses moving patients to higher floors of hospitals while looters make their way upstairs. Do they wish they had guns now? How about that children's hospital that was under siege a few nights ago?
Exactly. The purpose of the 2nd Amendment was to insure that the citizens of this country were capable of defending their liberties against an over-zealous and tyrannical government and simultaneously insure that those same citizens were never wholly dependent upon the government for their safety. In other words, the Founders knew that an armed citizenry equaled an independent citizenry. Unfortunately, we are now largely a dependent citizenry and less free as a result.


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