In the link to the following post there is a quote from Rukmani Bhatia.

Today, alongside this rights-based narrative, a parallel narrative exists that is perpetuated by the U.S. gun industry as part of a multifaceted effort to increase gun sales. This so-called gun-rights narrative manipulates the ideals of human rights to establish not only an inalienable right to life but also an unfettered right to armed self-defense to protect oneself from any perceived threat of harm. This narrative hinges on fear and the need to defend oneself and loved ones from unknown but ever-present threats through whatever means necessary and without regard to the rights of others. It is grounded by the false claim that the most effective means of self-preservation involves using a firearm.

I highlighted what I consider the most egregious of lies in that quote. You aren’t allowed to use a firearm to defend yourself from any perceived threat. Someone ranting at you from across the street that they’re “gonna get you” doesn’t allow you to pull out your firearms and start shooting up the neighborhood. Threats need to be credible and imminent for you to claim self defense. I spoke about that a few years ago in the post “I’m out“. Also in that post I indicated my hesitancy at allowing the government to have my best interests at heart. Given what we’ve seen around the world, including arguably the Free Western World, I have even less trust in government than I did a few years ago. Examples include the round up and internment of people in Australia for merely being exposed to someone with Covid, and the lockdown of people in Austria. This really doesn’t bode well the future of a free republic.

TYRANNY, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, AND THE ARMED CITIZEN

TYRANNY, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, AND THE ARMED CITIZEN … — Freedom Is Just Another Word…