There is confusion within the conservative community – and even among some gun owners – over what exactly the gun-rights argument is all about. Similarly, there is confusion among some gun voters about the goals and objectives of the conservative movement.
The simple answer is that these battles are about freedom, individual liberty and the rule of law.
Our system of government is founded on principles of the rule of law and individual liberty. No man – or government agency – is supposed to be above the law, and all citizens are supposed to be able to go about their peaceful business, enjoying their “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” without fear of harassment or any limitation beyond the rights of others and the basic rules spelled out in the Constitution.
The right to arms is a fundamental right that ensures that the weakest among us have the capacity to resist physical assaults and government excesses. This right is no more negotiable than the right to freely exercise the religion of our choice or the right of free speech and a free press. The right to arms also serves the role of safeguard for all of the other rights enumerated within the Constitution and of the limits imposed upon the federal government by the Constitution.
Source: WorldNetDaily via GunNewsDaily