“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)

The Second Amendment states: “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 United States of America is a “Stand Your Ground” Nation and the American People are a “Stand Your Ground” People. This is an incontrovertible fact of our founding, our history and our legacy. It is one of the many things that makes us unique among the peoples of the world.

It is obvious to anyone reading the Framer’s thoughts that self-defense and the preservation of not only one’s self, but of one’s family is not only a right, it is a duty!

What “Stand Your Ground” Laws attempt to do on the surface is support the use of firearms in cases of defense. Sounds like a great idea right?

Wrong.

By creating a “Stand Your Ground” Law, you are ceding the intellectual ground of the argument to the anti-gun lobby who is actually arguing that you don’t in fact have the right to “Stand Your Ground.” Therefore, the concept of self defense itself supposedly needs to be legislated into existence instead of recognizing it has always existed from our founding to date.

As a result of swallowing this bait, the U.S. Congress is now deliberating whether State “Stand Your Ground” Laws can be overturned. And if they decide they can be overturned, what is that supposed to mean? That we do not possess the right to defend our homes and families?

“Stand Your Ground” Laws amount to getting permission for something you already possess the right to do.

Do you see how we slipped our necks through the noose by assenting to the idea of a “Stand Your Ground” Law?

If they cannot physically remove the guns from our homes and person, they will make the rightful and lawful use of the firearm altogether illegal.

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