Self-defense and the Second Amendment
Fellow blogger Mike McDaniel has a nice blog-article you should read. The key item is this:
Most people too have heard the familiar aphorism: “When seconds count, the police are minutes away.” Every police officer with a conscience winces whenever they hear it. They wish it were otherwise, but they know it’s true.
The lesson, for us all, is very simple. It is a lesson most reading this blog already know and have long ago internalized. Now you know—if you did not before—the reasons for that lesson. The police cannot protect you; the police are not legally bound to protect you; you are truly on your own.
This is not the most significant reason for the paramount importance of the Second Amendment, but it is certainly one of the most important practical reasons.
No, not the most important reason for the Second Amendment, but it is important. You should have the tools and training that you are comfortable with and capable of executing, and it is your choice whether firearms plays into that.