Self defense is one of the most basic human rights that allows a human being to defend oneself. Human rights are rights that exist from our humanity, not something that is a privilege. How one decides to exercise that right is their own decision. In America, rights tend to be stripped away from someone if they’re violating another person(s) rights and/or after a conviction by a jury trial.
Here in my state of Pennsylvania, we have all sorts of laws relating to self defense, but lets first have a quick peek at what the constitution states:
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and unalterably established, WE DECLARE THAT –
Inherent Rights of Mankind
lets now pull out that section that talks about self defense:
Right to Bear Arms
Section 21 :
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
Despite the Pennsylvania constitution explicitly stating “shall not be questioned”, politicians seem to think that they can regulate my fundamental right to self defense; more specifically, gun rights. Here in this commonwealth, you need to obtain a license to carry firearms (LTCF) for certain methods of carrying a firearm. The Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act contains the firearm laws for the commonwealth. Open carry doesn’t require a license, but as soon as you step into your car while carrying, you’re breaking the law. Concealed carry & carry within Philadelphia whether openly or concealed also requires a license. Requiring a license to do something to me means you have the official privilege. Since when is defending yourself a privilege? It’s a basic human right!
We MUST stop allowing politicians to keep eroding away our liberties and basic fundamental rights and return to constitutional carry. If we do not stand up for our rights, then we’ll never be free again. Please do your best to educate yourself, your friends, family members & those around you as truth is power!
As some of these fine men once said:
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds. – Samuel Adams
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. – Thomas Jefferson
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin