This film will give you a quick run-down on the facts -- facts that contradict the hysterical firearm-phobia that the corporate/government media is constantly whipping up.
This is mostly about defending yourself from criminals of the private kind.
That is NOT the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.
That's not what it SAYS, and that's not what it MEANS.
The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is very specific: it is to enable the People of the States to RESIST the tyranny of a Federal government gone mad.
You DO have a right to self-defense, but it isn't really a 2nd Amendment right -- it's a 9th Amendment right. (Remember: the Constitution doesn't enumerate all the rights that you have, it just restrains the government from infringing on certain rights that were considered so important that they were given particular protection.)
The right to keep and bear arms is one of those vital rights.
Here's a pop quiz for you:
When the Redcoats went to Lexington-Concord in April of 1775, what was their mission?
It was GUN CONTROL.
The more involved you are involved the resistance, the more deeply you commit, the more time and energy you spend in that fight -- the more important it becomes to find balance with the beauty and grace of the sweet things in life: To be awed by the splendor of a sunrise, feel the first breeze awaken on your cheek as the pre-dawn birds are tuning up; To dance naked in the rain feeling the earth under your feet; To lose yourself in the embrace of a lover, and by losing yourself, rediscover yourself; To hear the music of the world and join in the chorus with the unique harmony that's in your heart; To feast on good simple food, to feel a bite of liquor do a fire dance in your mouth and down into your belly, spread its warmth through you like a flash flood of molten joy; To be in the serene and majestic company of horses, who, no matter what their condition, retain their nobility even unto death; To sing loudly and dance freely, to feel great melancholy and great mirth, to love deeply and hate deeply, to win a long shot and to lose everything but heart -- and to fight hard, fight with everything you've got for freedom and for justice and never, ever, EVER surrender. That's the way to live. Just my opinion, of course. sj