"It is unreasonable ... to oblige a man not to attempt the defense of his own life."
Charles de Montesquieu
[Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat] (1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu
The Spirit of Laws 64.
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It's a bloody lot more than unreasonable....
 -- robert, somewhere inthe USA     
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    To abridge the natural right of the law abiding to self defense is tantamount to the abridgement of their Creator granted right to life.

    Something such as is less unreasonable than it is felonious.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    It is an individual / inalienable right (with implements made for such reason(s)), no matter actionable event(s) occurring singularly or in concert (per person, in a militia, and/or otherwise).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    America has lost its way because America no longer respects life; and my state, New Jersey, (the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights), is at the forefront of that rudderless course. "First "Gun Control," Then TOTAL Control."
     -- Larry B., North Bergen     
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    "Through the Course of Human Events"
    Softening of the edge of awareness, conscience of ones surroundings being made dull, Representatives led by bleeding heart clergy preaching all-inclusiveness, The dup of corrupt statesmen bent on personal gain through mass illegal immigration. Our Founding fathers knew well in advance the ills this nation would face and where they would come from, history has shown time and time again the eyes of greed and envy. A soft life through materialism makes for weak passive resistance, This can be seen clearly with the second generation removed from the farm in the U.S. Children of our own families, lacking knowledge and backbone to do What is Needed. America has been purposefully led astray with the intent of overthrow. President Donald J.Trump was elected with the purpose to counter this ausalt. Commonsense dictates Sound Reasoning.
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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