Why The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is A Human Right
New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- Everything that exists has a nature.
There are certain conditions that must be present for entities to prosper.
A certain species of plant life might require light, heat, water and soil. A rock it might need soil, pressure and a great deal of time. Most entities have little choice in the matter and they will either prosper in the conditions provided, or they will perish.
Human Beings are a different matter. Although a variety of other animals can adapt to the available conditions according to a predefined set of instincts, man is the only animal who is self-aware and capable of creative thought. Man is capable of not only adapting to his conditions and environs; she is also capable of changing them.
However, in order to prosper in less than ideal conditions, a human being must be free to think and free to act. If that freedom can be interfered with, human beings can be forced to live as animals or as slaves. Either of these conditions is thoroughly unnatural for a human being.
While freedom is a condition of living as a human, it is not a guarantee. Freedom is something that must be protected in order to be enjoyed. Historically, humans gather together into groups such as tribes, villages and countries to help insure each other’s freedom. This approach has been effective in warding off everything from animal attacks to intrusions from other groups that wish to initiate the use of force against the group.
Problems with this approach can arise when some members of the group lose sight of the fact that the group itself is made up of free individuals, and instead decide to use force to inflict their own set of rules or values upon the entire group or a subset of the group.
This is where individual freedom takes precedence. While the individual is never justified in initiating the use of force to promote her needs above those of the group, the defensive use of force to protect one’s freedom from the unjust attack of another or from abuse at the hands of the group, is always justified.
Arms are the means by which a human must defend himself when all other attempts fail or when the threat to life is imminent. That is the reason our founders included the Second Amendment to the Constitution in our Bill of Rights. They fully understood that the right itself was not theirs to grant or deny. They did recognize that the right to keep and bear arms to protect one’s freedom is an inherent right and that under no circumstances should the group be allowed to infringe upon that right.
I believe that the time has come for the people of New Jersey to firmly declare their independence from governmental control of such an undeniably fundamental right. The New Jersey Second Amendment Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving the right to keep and bear arms in New Jersey for all legitimate purposes.
If you agree, I would ask you to join and support our Society. For more information about our mission, activities and events, please visit us at www.nj2as.com or join us on our Facebook Group Page at www.facebook.com/groups/nj2as. You can also follow @NJ2ASPREZ on Twitter and enjoy our videos at www.youtube.com/nj2as.
New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com