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The Right to Self Defense
Isn´t Negotiable

Reason, by Andrew Napolitano

Original Article

Posted By:zoidberg, 3/7/2013 11:03:51 AM

In all the noise caused by the Obama administration´s direct assault on the right of every person to keep and bear arms, the essence of the issue has been drowned out. The president and his big-government colleagues want you to believe that only the government can keep you free and safe, so to them, the essence of this debate is about obedience to law. To those who have killed innocents among us, obedience to law is the last of their thoughts. And to those who believe that the Constitution means what it says

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 3/7/2013 11:11:37 AM     (No. 9213003)

Andrew, Lead balls not steel

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/7/2013 11:20:04 AM     (No. 9213019)

While we all applaud the courage and brilliance of this great jurist and writer, this is not the proper forum in which to make reference to Andrew´s balls.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/7/2013 11:42:48 AM     (No. 9213064)

Most people don´t know that the police do not have a duty to protect you. If you are being assaulted, the police are notified and for any reason don´t arrive at the scene for 30 minutes, during that time period you are on your own.

Some liberal Democrats want to ban and/or confiscate all modern firearms now being manufactured, sold, and owned throughout the USA. If that came to pass, as one example, many then unarmed US communities along the Mexican border would be open to attack by armed Mexican gangs who could cross the border at will, raid those communities, and then cross back into Mexico before any US law enforcement could arrive to take them on.

The same thing could easily happen in any then unarmed US rural community that would also be open to attack by criminal gangs who would certainly not allow their guns to be confiscated.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Merlin251, 3/7/2013 12:01:25 PM     (No. 9213097)

As the old saying goes, "When seconds count the police are but minutes away"!!! I prefer a defense measured in feet-per-second!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Evocatus, 3/7/2013 12:12:43 PM     (No. 9213118)

From the article:

"But the colonists had the long gun -- sometimes called the Kentucky or the Tennessee -- which propelled a single steel ball about 200 yards, nearly four times as far as the British could shoot."


All joking and sarcasm aside, this is the only error in a stellar article. The long gun, the rifle, used by the colonials propelled a single LEAD ball about 200 yards.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 3/7/2013 12:19:42 PM     (No. 9213136)

By making the article about self-defense instead of shooting tyrants, Napolitano weakens his defense of the 2nd Amendment. Let´s face the real issue - Pols like Obama would really like to be a pol like Ugo Chavez. The 2nd Amendment stands in the way. I like that and so should you.

Defeat any politician that would restrict access to guns.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 3/7/2013 1:48:42 PM     (No. 9213318)

I´d rather face the twelve than face the six.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Japanorama, 3/7/2013 2:53:50 PM     (No. 9213446)

We are born with this right.
This right is not granted by any government.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/7/2013 2:53:58 PM     (No. 9213449)

Free and safe! Not with this administration! Anything but!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woodsman, 3/7/2013 3:47:22 PM     (No. 9213562)

Can we please swap him for the other Napolitano

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