Gun ownership is an exercise of your right to life. Defense of self is inseparable from this most basic human right. Would a bear still be a bear if you took its claws? De-clawing a cat permanently places them in bondage to their human masters. They are no longer free creatures. Denying arms to an otherwise free man does much the same.
This is not to say that those who choose not to own firearms are not free. The freedom lies in having the choice. Freedom of religion does not mean you must worship, only that you have the choice in how you worship if you choose to do so at all.
April 23rd, 2013
[Yup. It's a basic human right. It is one of the many reasons why I get angry when someone tells me or someone else that they should not be allowed arms. There is a section of the population that only support basic human rights when it suits them.
These people are most aptly described as hypocrites. -B]