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Justification’s Expanse: Why We Need the Right to Bear Arms

By Jordan R. Williams

The issue over whether or not Americans should be entrusted with the right to purchase and own firearms is not a new one, nor will it diminish in its relevancy any time soon.  The reason behind the existence of the Second Amendment seems fairly unquestionable. Several figures through history have advocated the concept of a necessity for an armed populace:

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson Continue reading