The Right to Life and Liberty Includes a Right to Self-Defense
On BigGovernment.com Robert Allen Bonelli makes an excellent point:
"Our God given right to life, as declared in the Declaration of Independence, is meaningless without the right to self-defense...and that right should not be impaired by government in any way.
Rather than arguing the intent of the Second Amendment, the debate is far better framed by focusing on how a citizen’s unalienable right to life and a citizen’s unrestricted right to self-defense are connected. Without the right to self-defense, our guarantee of the right to life is meaningless."
Bonelli uses the example of the recent shooting in a New York pharmacy (where four innocent people were killed by an armed robber) to help make his case. But there is also the current situation in Peoria where large mobs of black youth are using social media to organize violent and terrorizing attacks on the local citizens.
Bonelli's insight is interesting and true. The right to life is a right to self-defense and states that infringe on the Second Amendment violate the most sovereign rights of man...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I added the second two, because it's hard to have liberty and happiness when you're dead.