The anti-gun people always tell us that we donít need to own a firearm because the police will protect us. I donít think so! This is one of the biggest lies the anti-gunners continue to spread across our country. You probably wonder what facts Iíve got to prove my belief. Below are just a few.
In 1978, a District of Columbia Superior Court ruled: ďa government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen.Ē In 1981 the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled: ďThe duty to provide public services is owed to the public at large, and, absent any special relationship between the police and an individual, no specific legal duty exists.Ē Both these court rulings are telling us that the police have no duty to protect us, as individuals. Who, then, protects you, if the police have no duty to do so? The answer is you must defend and protect yourself and your family.
The city of Washington D.C. banned any weapons in the home, for personal protection, for many years. I need to be honest here. They did allow firearms as long as they were inoperable or taken apart, as to render their immediate use for self-defense useless. During those same years, it was a crime to use a firearm in self-defense. A Supreme Court decision in 2008 (Heller decision) struck down the cityís handgun ban and its decision to make any firearm not usable for immediate self-defense. The Supreme Court ruled in 2010, McDonald v. Chicago, that the protection of the second amendment was extended to every corner of the USA.
In my book, this gives us the law-abiding citizen the right to self-defense with a firearm. People need to understand that the Second Amendment preserves their choice to defend themselves with firearms against criminal violence.
The gun-ban crowd would like you and me to believe that the police have a duty to protect us, as individuals. Now you know the lie! The next time you hear someone telling the police protection lie, you need to speak up and stop the lie. You also need to register to vote and vote against those politicians that would take your Second Amendment rights away from you.
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