I was in the library and decided to get some reading on Constitutional law. I spied a series of books on the amendments so I checked out one on the 2nd amendment.
I was amazed at the anti-gun bias contained in the book. I guess I expected it to be simply factual. The book is The American Heritage History of the Bill of Rights by Joan C. Hawxhurst.
What intrigues me is the thought that citizens no longer need to protect themselves. I think that the need for not only self-defense, but national defense by citizens is at its highest peak in years.
Consider that we are fighting a war against terrorism. Terrorist know no bounds, set no limits on targets and move among the general populace to create death and destruction. I think that as citizens of this country we have not only the right to defend ourselves, but also the obligation to bear arms against the enemy.
And, the threat of an oppressive government exists as long as government exists. History is fraught with examples of governments ignoring the rights of the people. Sure, some may say that it won't happen in the modern world, but who would have thought that in the "modern" world one country would invade another for no reason other than to conquer it? Iraq v Kuwait.