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Article Series: The Right to Protect Yourself

Does the Government ever Fail to Protect you?

1. Trust Us - Give up Your Right to Protect Yourself

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Israeli Teacher holding Gun to Protect her Kids
Despite the obvious impossibility of the government promise to protect and serve the US population at all times everywhere, many still don't realize that ensuring responsible school teachers across the country are disarmed obviously means they cannot protect your children - when a deranged individual goes on a shooting rampage.

If the government can't protect you and your children when you agree with their policies, what happens if you disagree? The IRS encourages fear, the
murdered students at Kent State Open Page in a new Tab or Window, and the 76 highly religious men, women, and children massacred at Waco all provide the answer. The government actually wants to disarm you, so you can't resist. The Second Amendment exists to protect you against oppressive government as well as criminals!

An old American proverb goes something like this, the quote may be butchered, but it captures the essence of the following Letter to the Editor from Major L. Caudill, USMC (Ret):

God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal!

2. People Kill People, not Guns

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Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument or forcing me to do your bidding under threat of force.  Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

3. Do Guns kill - or Protect You?

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Woman Learning to Protect Herself with a gun
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Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year-old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year-old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

4. Do Guns Cause Violence?

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There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations.

These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat—it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many; and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

5. Violent People are Violent

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Rid Society of Guns just like with Drugs
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Nation Mourns Tragedy. We could rid our society of such violence if we made guns illegal... just like with drugs.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

6. Gun Carriers want to be Left Alone

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When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

Major L. Caudill USMC (Retired). [see the
source of Major Caudill's letter here Open Page in a new Tab or Window]

** Your Next Step **

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  • Do the police or the government have any legal duty to protect you [The DC Court of Appeals says No! Open Page in a new Tab]

  • Convince your neighbors to take responsibility for their own protection

  • Slash the crime rate for your whole community
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Food for Thought

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"As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking
- or lack of thinking."

- Dr. Thomas Sowell, African-American economist, University Professor,
syndicated columnist, prolific academic author

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