THIS is Why We Have the Second Amendment  

Friday, November 11, 2005

... or at least one reason (video) ...

Let's set up a hypothetical here.

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that there were no Second Amendment protecting Mr. Morgenstern's right to arm and defend himself with his weapon...

The same two thugs show up at Mr. Morgenstern's house, armed, of course, since criminals don't give a flying fuck what the law is, and shoot him dead, take his property, and either kill anyone who gets in their way or, if no one gets in their way, simply escape, getting off scott-free. The police investigative forces may or may not have anything to go on in solving the crime. Mr. Morgenstern's family must now bury him and grieve, and the thugs most likely get away with murder and theft.

As it turned out, Mr. Morgenstern was not robbed or even injured, and his would-be assassins were both either killed or injured. This case is not the exception, but the rule. The fact that a homeowner MIGHT be armed is a MAJOR deterrent to those who would violate that homeowner's rights. So much for only criminals having guns.