The Billings double murder is the latest example of just how vulnerable we all are to the violent tendencies of evil people. For this reason, every American should resist any and all attempts by government to curtail or restrict our legal right to keep and bear arms... And to wisely look at the second in the exact same light as the first. Once you look a the second as to be as equally important as the first, exercise your rights. Go to a shooting range. Learn gun safety. Shoot a gun. You can even purchase a gun once you feel you have learned basic safety and responsibility of that purchase. Your life and Our liberty may depend on it.
Fortunately, America's founders were wiser than what passes as a 'leader' around here today. They understood the relationship between the citizen's right to keep and bear arms for safety and security.
Thomas Jefferson said, "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." He also said, "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
Likewise, Thomas Paine said, "Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property . . . Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves."
Paine's words ring true for the people of Iran, don't they?