As with the STATE’s so called "Drug War", regulating guns will never magically make guns disappear from the face of the planet, or prevent people from easily and readily acquiring guns on the black market. Therefore, to protect ourselves against criminals who would do us harm, individuals should NEVER be prohibited from exercising our Creator-given Natural Right to Self-Defense, which certainly includes self-armament.
Further, every individual has the natural right to concealed self-armament WITHOUT ANY "permit' or "license" from the STATE — individuals have intrinsic “permission”, granted by our Creator (Nature, or Nature's God), as part of Natural Law which trumps Civil Law. Law enforcement, military, and bureaucrats ought to understand this when they take their oath of office to defend the US Constitution for the explicit purpose of securing our Natural Rights through the Rule of Law. Otherwise, they don’t understand the founding principles of the United States of America and are thus not fit for holding public office in a nation of “free people”.
The only exception to this natural rule of law occurs when an individual has previously exhibited violent behavior violating the natural rights of others, thus has proven themselves to not be responsible enough as such liberty warrants. They would have to prove themselves responsible before a fully informed jury of peers prior to having their liberty restored. Otherwise, every individual should be considered innocent until proven guilty of being unfit to posses a firearm.
When a violent criminal is largely certain that his next victim is most likely unarmed in a society whose Civil Law abandons Natural Law and therefore violates Natural Rights, that violent criminal will be far more likely to violate the natural rights of another individual. This is due to the blatantly obvious reason that there is little to no fear of effective defensive response using deadly force, for the violent criminal knows that law-abiding individuals often obey Civil Law in spite that it violates Natural Law.
In contrast, when a violent criminal is largely uncertain that his next victim may be armed in a society whose Civil Law upholds Natural Law and therefore protects Natural rights, that violent criminal will be far less likely to violate the natural rights of another individual. This is due to the blatantly obvious reason that there is far greater fear of effective defensive response using deadly force, for the violent criminal knows there is a far greater chance his would-be victim is armed.
Therefore, gun regulations only serve to foster violent criminal activity and enslave individuals within a society.
Such is why areas which have the toughest gun restrictions have the highest crime rates — a fact that the anti-gun crowd seems to often ignore. Exemplified routinely in our society’s history, “Gun Free Zones” (Helpless Victim Zones) are the most prone to mass violent attacks, because to the violent criminal such areas are akin to “shooting fish in a barrel”.
Also often exemplified in society, merely brandishing a firearm in defense of a violent criminal attempting to engage in a shooting spree immediately ends the confrontation. However, dispensing with gun regulations will serve to put an end to violent criminal activity BEFORE it even begins.
Let us never forget: gun regulations made the Holocaust possible — we must put an end to Nazi gun regulations!
bernard baruch carman
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