The Need for the Second Amendment

Since
the beginning of our country, the second amendment has continuously
been under fire. There are always going to be people who think the
private citizen shouldn’t have guns and be allowed to defend themselves.
As much as they are entitled to their own opinion, they are erroneous
in their thinking.


They
believe a well regulated militia is something akin to our National
Guard, and this militia is the one chosen to protect us. Even though the
National Guard’s objective is to protect the citizenry, in the days of
our founding, every male citizen was a part of the militia and as a
result it was the private citizen who had the right to bear arms. Any
one thinks about it rationally realizes that living in a society where
only government employees have guns  would not be a good thing. This
thinking displays no distrust of our military, but shows a knowledge of
how thinking of this kind could lead to disaster.


Our
right to bear arms is one of our basic rights, it insures our freedom,
the first thing an oppressive government does is take away the arms of
it’s people, thereby rendering them defenseless. The government can then
do whatever it wants without fear of reprisal.


Even
under the most ideal circumstances , we really can’t depend on the
government for our personal protection. As well meaning and efficient as
the local law enforcement authorities may be , they simply can’t be
every place at the same time.



Suppose someone breaks into your house, in almost every case it is
going to take the law enforcement officers at least ten minutes to
arrive at your humble abode, what are you going to do in the mean time,
sit down and have tea and crumpets with your intruder?


This
is something most people never think about and rightfully so, it is
something many  people don’t like to face. No one wants to confront a
criminal, it is much easier for some one else to do it for us. The
problem is , in most cases, there is no one else. If we don’t do it, no
one will, and people we know and love , including ourselves can wind up
hurt or killed.


This
doesn’t sound like a very good option to me. Ask the career criminal
what they most fear, the number one fear is the homeowner having a
firearm, the second fear is a dog, and the third fear is they may call
the police.  Calling the police is way down the list as the criminal
knows that by the time the police arrive, the chances are pretty good ,
they will be long gone.


Many
times the homeowner will have a small sign stating they have one of the
major security systems installed when they really don’t , all they have
is a sign. I think an even better sign would be stating ,”This property
insured by Smith and Wesson.” This would deter even more crime. Most
times the weapon never has to be used , most criminal are cowards, the
threat is more than enough to drive them away.

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