Your right to self-defense is not something given to you by your government. It’s a natural born right—it’s how you survive. When there’s no one else around to protect you, then who will do it? Only you and your family.
Look at Ukraine and consider how important their guns are to their survival. Susanne Edward reports for America’s 1st Freedom:
While reporting from Kyiv, Ukraine, in March, I found myself swimming in a horrific, frightening, wonderful mix of dread, compassion and desperation to remain free. The literal tool for that freedom—many types of guns—were in Ukrainian’s hands. Shopkeepers, school teachers, engineers and professional soldiers were all armed and ready to fight for individual and national liberty.
I soon learned that, in late January, inside a snowy village on the outskirts of Kyiv, civilians came to learn to shoot AK-47s. This was part of widespread training courses designed to teach as many people as possible to defend themselves against the then-possibility that Moscow would invade. These were often family affairs, with husbands, wives, grandparents and children taking part together.
“We often think about the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We know it’s not only about self-protection, but the protection of freedom and our independence,” a Ukrainian constitutional-lawyer-turned-volunteer medic told me. “An invasion could happen to anyone, and every Ukrainian must be prepared for anything.”
Ukraine’s ordinary citizens often say that their desire to bear arms arises not only from concerns over foreign actors but also from a healthy distrust of their own government. The Maidan Revolution at the beginning of 2014, for example, was a major catalyst for change as demonstrators called for democracy and the removal of Vladimir Putin’s puppet, then-President Viktor Yanukovych.
While Ukraine finally had its first taste of democracy in the name of free and fair elections, Putin embarked on a vicious retaliatory tirade by annexing Crimea and backing pro-Moscow separatists to violently wrestle control over parts of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, the first evolution in the conflict that drags on today.
From that point on, guns became a household necessity for many. The issue wasn’t political; those bearing arms were doing so to fight for personal freedom and were willing to take matters into their own hands to protect it if necessary.
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