Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
With guns, we are “citizens”. Without them, we are “subjects”.
Yesterday there was another debate about the second amendment!
The people involved were Alyssa Milano, Matt Schaefer and Ted Cruz.
Anti-gun lefties actress Alyssa Milano tweeted yesterday:
“Can someone cite which passage of the Bible God states it is a god-given right to own a gun? This guy is unbelievable and is clearly owned by the gun lobby. #NoRA” Milano tweeted in a response to Texas State Rep Matt Schaefer who had taken on anti-Second Amendment activists and humiliated them.
That’s when Ted Cruz jumped in and gave Alyssa Milano a first-class education on the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense.
An excellent Q, worth considering carefully w/o the snark of Twitter. It is of course not the right to a modern-day firearm that is God-give but rather the right to Life & the right to Liberty. Essential to that right to life is the right to DEFEND your life & your family.” – Cruz tweeted.
The right to self-defense is recognized repeatedly in the Bible, eg Exodus 22:2: ‘If a thief is caught breaking in at night & is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed,” Cruz added.
“The Declaration of Independence acknowledges our rights thusly: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
“And, for that reason, the Second Amendment provides “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT be infringed.” It wasn’t to protect people’s ability to hunt, or to shoot target practice, but to defend their lives, their homes & their families,” Cruz continued.
“Stephen Willeford exercised that fundamental right when he risked his own life to stop the Sutherland Springs murderer, saving countless others as a result.”
“St. George Tucker, one of the most important scholars in early America, explained the reasons behind the Second Amendment as follows: “This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…The right of self defence is the first law of nature…”
“That’s also why, post Civil War, disarming Black Americans was a critical objective of the KKK, and was memorialized in countless Jim Crow laws—to strip African-Americans of their God-given right to self-defense from violence.”
“I’m a Texan. What happened in Midland-Odessa—and El Paso, Santa Fe & Sutherland Springs—was sick, deranged & horrifying. We need to do MUCH more to stop violent criminals & those w/ dangerous mental illness BEFORE they murder & I’m leading the fight in the Senate to do so.”
“Playing politics w/ these deranged crimes—and trying to use them as an excuse to violate the
As of publication, Alyssa Milano has not responded to Senator Cruz.
No doubt she is marshaling her random thoughts in order to form a cogent response. After all, one endowed with such a sizable intellect as she, must brandish those gifts carefully.