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Compare And Persuade/Us Progun Vs Antigun/Armed And Ready To Defend Freedom./You Only Win An Arms Race, If You Don't Play.

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Armed and ready to defend freedom.Our founding fathers relied on their weapons to sever England's tyrannical grip on our nation. So important was the role of ordinary citizens in securing liberty and freedom that they enshrined the right in the constitution. The Second Amendment states, "A well-trained militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In June last year, the nation's highest court affirmed the rights of citizens to possess firearms to defend themselves and their families. Citizens need guns to protect their freedom.The Supreme Court is again set to decide whether local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment. Just over a year ago, the court struck down a handgun ban in the District of Columbia. That prompted a challenge of the ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld ordinances barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago. According to the Associated Press news service, when the case is argued next year, it will test whether last year's Supreme Court ruling applies as well to local and state laws.I am proud to honor the founding fathers by opposing the stealthy creep of those who would revoke my constitutional right to bear arms. As an ex-serviceman I have extensive training and experience with firearms. I own several licensed firearms. My guns are kept unloaded in a gun safe, unless I am carrying one as a concealed weapon for self-defense. I know that if a time comes when I need to use a weapon to stop a criminal, I am ready. My family and friends tell me they feel safer being around someone with my expertise, just in case their worst nightmare came true.The National Rifle Association, of which I am a card carrying member, quotes on its website an "award-winning survey research shows that each year in the U.S. gun owners use firearms for protection as frequently as 2.5 million times." I believe there are probably many more unreported incidents when firearms were needed for self-defense.The number of violent crimes committed in the United States has steadily declined for more than a decade. The Department of Justice website states that violent crimes included are rape, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, and homicide. The rate of violent crime hit an all time low in 2005. During this period gun ownership has steadily increased. These statistics prove an armed community is a safe community.Another sign of the national trend towards upholding our constitutional liberties is the move in Arizona to allow licensed patrons to carry concealed weapons in bars. The state is the 41st to do so and recently also overturned a ban on bringing guns to work. "The 'parking lot law' restores a right to an employee that their employer took away from them by prohibiting them from bringing a firearms with them to work and storing it in their vehicle," according to Doug Little, the founder of the Armed Personal Defense...

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