If you're still not convinced, try this nifty excersize — replace the second ammendment with any of the other amendments in our Bill of Rights and see how the gun control argument sounds. Would it fly if I suggested that our fourth amendment protections from illegal search and seizure apply only to citizens who do not have a history of mental illness? How about being protected from double jeapordy, but only if you've passed a background check first? I actually like the idea of allowing freedom of press, but only after a 5 day waiting period. But seriously, none of this sounds quite like America, does it? Yet we've allowed the left diminish our second amendment constitutional rights in several very highly populated states, as well as create a matrix of byzantine state by state laws and federal restrictions that don't stop crime but do land plenty of good people in jail. Meanwhile, the liberal media has succeeded in creating the impression that gun owners are some unstable fringe group of hunters out in a compound in Utah somewhere. See, the second amendment (notice it's not like, the 8th, it comes right after the freedom of speech) is a crucial element to having freedom. What the founding fathers understood, and what still eludes the left, is that God made man but Colt made them equal.
Yet Liberals, using all manner of dubious statistical numerology, love to claim that owning a gun puts you more at risk. The criminal will just take the gun from you and you'll be even worse off, is the common line. Or you'll accidentally, or in a fit of rage use it against yourself or someone dear. It's better to go along with an attacker, abide by their demands and hopefully they'll leave you alone, this unconventional wisdom goes. Please. From the moment the very first single celled animals tracked their slime across this planet, self defense was not just an option but a survival imperative. Throughout history animals and humans have survived based solely on their ability to protect the one thing that we all hold dear - our very lives. We may have come a long way since life first sprouted on our planet, but things haven't changed that much that we should have no regard for protecting ourselves. While the left touts their surveys, there are plenty of other surveys that show exactly the opposite - that victims of crime who are armed fair better at protecting themselves than those who arent. And you don't have to think too hard about it to realize that one set of statistics is a bit odd and counterintuitive, while the other makes perfect, obvious sense.