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The Second Amendment Was Never About Personal Protection
Posted By admin On December 21, 2012 @ 6:14 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
Lew Rockwell Blog 
December 21, 2012
The Second Amendment  has nothing to do with personal protection. Owning a gun back in colonial times was like owning a knife and fork. The idea of needing a law to protect one’s right to own a gun would be as ridiculous back then as the idea of needing a law to protect one’s right to own a knife and fork would seem ridiculous to us today. In fact, a number of colonies had laws requiring one to own a gun .
The Second Amendment is about the right of the people to form a militia to fight Federal government tyranny. That being said, the FIRST sort of weapon to do that today would be an assault weapon, i.e., NOT a .38 caliber pistol. So EVERYONE—including the NRA—is wrong when they claim that the Federal government can ban (or even regulate) assault weapons. It would be like Hitler claiming he had the right to ban or regulate the U.S. military during WWII, i.e., telling the U.S. military which weapons it could and could not use against the Wehrmacht.
The fact that the Federal government does regulate firearms is just one more glaring proof that the U.S. Constitution is meaningless. It also proves that government itself—because it is a forced monopoly of force—will always become more and more abusive and tyrannical as time goes on.
Let’s hear it for voluntaryism .
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URLs in this post:
 Lew Rockwell Blog: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/129141.html
 Second Amendment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
 had laws requiring one to own a gun: http://www.saf.org/journal/16/colonialfirearmregulation.pdf
 voluntaryism: http://voluntaryist.com/fundamentals/introduction.html
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