|Re-framing the debate on gun control|
I do not suggest that every American needs a firearm. Those are personal decisions that people make. However, that is not the debate. There have always been people who have dropped out of the gene pool because they were unable to remain viable for one reason or another. The framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights understood that. They simply provided the RIGHT to keep firearms and it falls to individuals to decide how they will provide for their own defense. Progressives are very uncomfortable with giving people that decision. They prefer laws prohibiting because those laws provide a measure of comfort (don't ask me how they reconcile the comfort). Liberals feel that having 911 on speed dial is protection enough.