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Response to 1965Comet (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 07:43 AM

23. "... if we were to just ban handguns..."

As gejohnston mentioned from Augustine of Hippo: "Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men."

The very essence of freedom is ability to enjoy the fruits of one's labors and bless one's family and those about whom you care with help by investing on them of your time, talents and any wealth you may have. Interfering with that is wrong. That is part of the essence of freedom and why self-defense is justified.

Permit me to bless you with the words of Samuel Adams:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."


A handgun is 2 edged sword. It may be used as the best tool in self-defense and also the best tool for domination and murder. In that way it is analogous to a vote.

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