The right to Self Defense is not given to us by the 2nd Amendment. The right for humans to defend themselves is a natural right that is confirmed by the 2nd Amendment.
It is popular for authoritarians to claim that the second amendment is out-dated, that it refers only to fire arms and that it doesn’t even apply to the individual but to the National Guard. These people also couch the debate over the second amendment in terms of ‘reasonable’ control. All of this is straw man, and it is high time we set these straw men on fire and kick the ashes in the face of those who made them. The truth is, the Natural Right to self-defense is among the most self-evident of all Natural Rights, and this is what the second amendment is all about. It was not included in the Bill of Rights so we could go hunting or sports shooting; it was included so we would retain the right to defend ourselves from this:
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