A friend recently informed me of the Second Amendment March, “a national event that will take place in April, 2010 in Washington, D.C. and other cities across America.” From the website:
“The mission of the Second Amendment March is to galvanize the courage and resolve of Americans; to petition our elected officials against establishing anti-gun legislation; and to remind America that the Second Amendment is necessary to maintain our right to self defense.”
The website also states that…
The right to bear arms is the one right that protects all others.
Marco argues that “human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force…and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.” It is an interesting argument, and one that makes perfect sense. You can read the full essay for further explanation and enlightenment. I love this:
“People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.”
I want to get a concealed carry permit and a smaller gun (I wouldn’t be comfortable carrying my husband’s 9mm Springfield that we already have for home defense…too big for me, I think). I honestly hope I never have to employ a gun for self defense, but I am one who believes in the importance of being prepared.