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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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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gun rights, 'public health,' and health care

This, we were told, is necessary because "health care is a right." Well--okay, but those who make that argument seem to define "rights" rather differently than gun rights advocates tend to. To satisfy us that our gun rights are not being violated, all we tend to demand is that the government not actively interfere with them. We certainly don't demand that some entity (taxpayers) buy us guns we cannot afford on our own. Nor do many of us advocate federal prison sentences for those who refuse to exercise that right.

Perhaps that's a mistake on our part. Perhaps we could be seen as more "progressive" if we demand the coercive power of government to provide us with firepower we could not otherwise afford, and to forcibly compel those who do not wish to possess firearms to do so regardless. [More]
That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend.

Oh, and if you could spare a digg?