While the Brady crowd works hard to take away your God-given right to defend yourself and your family against violent predators, others have written some great pieces about that God-given right. They also touch on the character of the firearms community, one of the best group of folks that you’ll ever meet.
While exercising the privilege of lighting a candle to honor the right of self-defense, I ran across some great posts by other bloggers. First, why do we keep and bear arms? North pass on a great piece of wisdom that answers the most common questions. I agree wholeheartedly with the piece. North even tastefully illustrated it!
I found another new blog started by a woman who used to be anti-firearms. Providentially, she received a wake-up call when she and her child were accosted and robbed in a grocery store parking lot (about 1/2 way through the post). Her blog, appropriately named A Girl and Her Gun, is a journal of the journey from helplessness to empowerment and taking charge of her and her children’s protection. She’s doing a great job. She even wrote a great post about the character of the shooting community. I thank her for her kind words.
2nd Amendment supporters and shooters (usually one and the same group) are about empowerment, not power. We want help people be empowered to protect themselves and their loved ones from vicious predators that would do them serious, even terminal, harm. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away!