Boston Manhunt Shows Importance of 2nd Amendment Rights

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gun_rights_handsFriday morning, the entire city of Boston was put in lockdown. Residents were warned to “shelter in place,” meaning staying locked in their homes, answering only to uniformed law enforcement personnel. Hundreds of police swarmed through the city, tracking a violent terror suspect who is possibly armed with explosives with a clear intent to kill. The situation is a reminder of why millions of Americans cherish their right to own guns to protect themselves and their families.

Gun control advocates mistakenly assume Americans cherish their 2nd Amendment rights because of either a cultural anachronism or an affinity for hunting. The left looks at gun control as a debate over which guns Americans “need.” They often argue, for example, that Americans don’t “need” a 30-round magazine to hunt deer. That’s true, but the debate isn’t about “needs”, it is about rights.

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