Freedom and Security: The Second Amendment and The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
by Scott McPherson
This book celebrates the importance of an armed citizenry — something essential for the freedom and security of any nation. It offers stirring examples of ordinary people’s armed self-defense against crime and tyranny, stretching from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement.
Recent decades have been very dark times for gun owners, but today the votes are going against those who would deprive law-abiding Americans of their rights. President Barack Obama has showed himself to be the most anti-gun president in our nation’s history, but he admitted in a 2014 interview with Tumblr that his “biggest frustration” as president was his failure to pass gun-control laws.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but now is the worst time for Americans who cherish freedom to let down their guard. While the momentum does seem to be in our favor, those who would disarm us will not let up; they remain hard at work pushing gun-control at the state and local level, and rest assured that future presidents and congresses will need to be reminded that the spirit of freedom remains strong in the American people.
If the right to be armed, to defend oneself against tyrants and criminals, is to survive for another two centuries, we will need to remain dedicated to and inspired by the great tradition of liberty and armed self-defense.
This book furnishes you with the intellectual ammunition you need to think deeply and argue powerfully for the value of an armed citizenry.
- Author: Scott McPherson
- Publisher: The Future of Freedom Foundation
- Release Date: 2015
- Page Count: 105 pages