A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government.
And here’s where people who decry the Second Amendment fall down. As with the right to express yourself through speech or religion, the right to be secure in your home and property, the right to due process of law, the right to own and carry weaponry to defend your life and property is not given by a government; it is yours from birth. They cannot take. You can only relinquish it by sloth, cowardice, or apathy.
I was supposed to schedule this for tomorrow, so OOPS — we’ve got two quotes of the day.