Facts As Ammunition: Know Your Rights

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment is crystal clear when it comes to our right to bear arms, but sometimes that’s just not enough for the pro gun control set.

From protecting your privacy to keeping the government in check, there are countless arguments to be made in support of the 2nd Amendment, and ProCon.org has assembled some of the best.

From ProCon.org

Gun ownership is an American tradition older than the country itself and is protected by the Second Amendment; more gun control laws would infringe upon the right to bear arms. Justice Antonin Scalia, LLB, in the June 26, 2008 District of Columbia et al. v. Heller US Supreme Court majority opinion syllabus stated, “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”

Arm yourself with the facts and protect your individual rights.

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Comments

  1. Far more innocent people will be killed by legal guns than will ever be saved by them. However, I do not use this FACT as an argument against the Second Amendment, particularly since I am not opposed to the Second Amendment in general (I am opposed to it being used to support civilian ownership of assault style weapons and other “cop killers”).

    I believe the best way to protect the Second Amendment is to have good communication with those who you believe oppose your position, in a similar fashion to America talking to the old USSR to prevent that which all but a few diehards want.

  2. Hi Eric,
    In philosophy circles your statement is known as a “glittering generality,” a statement that has no logical or factual underpinning, but sounds good. The same could be said of sharp sticks, boomerangs, marital arts, or any other self-defense method. But the right to defend yourself is not a glittering generality.

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