By Michael C.
I was having breakfast with some friends recently when the conversation turned to the subject of arming school teachers. One friend asked, “Since when are we an armed society?” To which I responded, “Since 1776.” I’ve since wondered how its possible he isn’t aware that our society is an armed society . . .
If we weren’t an armed society, we would still be subjects of the British Crown, not citizens of the United States. If we weren’t an armed society, I could very well be typing this in German or Japanese. If one wants to see what an unarmed society looks like, take a look at Mexico where the cartels are heavily armed and practically control the country despite very restrictive gun control laws.
Another example of what an unarmed society looks like is the recent disgusting attack on a British soldier by two men armed with knives. Several bystanders did nothing to assist the victim, and actually filmed one of the murderers as he ranted on why he committed the heinous act. Think about that for a moment, several people were kept at bay and watched a murder committed in broad daylight by two men with knives. The bystanders were helpless because they were unarmed, plain and simple.
We see it here at home in “gun free” zones, along with cities and states that are restrictive on gun ownership and conceal carry. The proof is all around us that the 2nd Amendment is essential to a free and peaceful society, and that we can never rely on any government — federal, state, or local — to protect us. So I proudly say yes, we are an armed society, and if we want to remain free we must remain that way.