23 February 2010

The Right Of Bearing Arms

We have a right to keep and bear arms.

So the next goal is not just to be able to keep guns in your home, but to carry ("bearing," as in "the right to keep and bear arms") as well. This right is already protected here in Texas, so to me, it seems the logical next step in the securing of our Second Amendment rights.

Reason Online: Guns: Not Just for the Home Anymore
Thus, if the right to defend yourself against assault should be honored by the U.S. government, there is little reasonable justification for restricting that right to only the home. And there is no civilized right more basic than self-defense; indeed, to make such defense more efficient and wide-ranging is one of the only legitimate reasons for government at all, thus making localities' attempts to bar its citizens from practicing the right effectively particularly pernicious.

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