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Armed and Safe is a gun rights advocacy blog, with the mission of debunking the "logic" of the enemies of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Right to keep and bear arms: We'll never know how many lives it has saved

The Second Amendment's guarantee of the fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms was not, of course, included in the Bill of Rights primarily to protect the homeowner's ability to defend his home from common thugs. While that protection is certainly a laudable side benefit, the thuggery of those who would threaten "the security of a free state" is on a much larger scale than typical hoodlums can realistically aspire to.

To get an idea of that scale, see this chart (pdf file), courtesy of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). So, while "we'll never know how many lives have been saved" by the right to keep and bear arms, we do know that 170 million were destroyed by tyrannical, evil governments--in the 20th century alone--strongly abetted by the government monopoly on force, so beloved of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV). [More]
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