The Florida House recently approved a law allowing citizens to use “deadly force” when feeling threatened. Until now the use of deadly force was reserved for use in your own house.
“It legalizes dueling,”
Unfortunately, this is not an Aprils fools joke. President of the NRA, Marion Hammer, responded:
“Right now the law favors criminals. It tells law-abiding people you have to run away from criminals. It tells law abiding people that you can be sued by criminals if you hurt them when they attack you.”
So what really did happen to the Second Amendment?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Fear, paranoia, helplessness and gun lobbyism is a scary combination. The Second Amendment is basically an archaic, obsolete law allowing settlers of the New World to protect themselves against oppressors. But where are the settlers? What do we need the militia for? Who are the real oppressors today?