Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hubert H. Humphrey On The 2nd Amendment

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.,” said Humphrey to Guns Magazine (“Know Your Lawmakers,” Guns Magazine, Feb. 1960).

I think perhaps that I should mention that Humphrey was a pretty liberal Democrat.

Contrast this with the current situation, where the president, vice president, and leaders in both houses of congress have consistently voted to ban just about every type of firearm, to impose large “sin taxes” on guns and ammunition, voted against laws that protect arms makers from frivolous lawsuits, voted against laws that protect homeowners who defend themselves from criminals who break in. . .

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