Relentless Pursuit of Wisdom and Liberty

The weblog companion of, dedicated to pondering, "If Patrick Henry could see us now..."

Friday, March 04, 2005

For those who think the 2nd Amendment applies only to hunting and sporting

Self-defense with a firearm, despite the gun-grabbers' most vociferous wailings, isn't just about those they call "vigilantes" taking the law into their own hands and "gunning down" people they think are criminals. It's also about defending yourself against whatever comes your way. In case you don't feel like clicking through to the article - two chimpanzees attacked a 64-year-old man, removing his nose, one eye (yep, right out of its socket) and a foot before being shot by a private citizen with a gun. I'm sure this side of the issue won't be covered by the press or talked about by many people, but there it is all the same. I'd sure rather have the ability to carry a loaded .45 with me when I'm in a place that might occasion violence to my wife and baby boy, be it an animal sanctuary, trails through Orange County's back country (remember the recent mountain lion attacks), or the shady slums of Santa Ana and Costa Mesa - but Dianne Feinstein only believes those like her should be able to have that level of security.


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