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Michael van der Galien

Guns Rights Are More Trump Self Defense

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Posted on January 8 2010 1:30 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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You’ve read my words that the second amendment wasn’t written for us. This is because not only do our fundamental human rights predate the Constitution, but it is also not we who need to be reminded of our rights: we know them. It is government who needs to be reminded. 2A was not written for the citizen, it was written for government. The words of art shall not have legal meaning and are clear enough. They . . . ought to be, that is.

Most gun owners will say that gun control interferes with our rights to self-defense, and that gun bans leave people defenseless. Yes, they do. Gun owners talk about the civil right of the second amendment, and how we fight tyranny, but how exactly? Will it be with shoot-outs with our own troops?

Read the whole thing at the Examiner.

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