Why we Keep and Bear Arms.

“There is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen. It is monstrous if the state fails to protect its residents against such predators but it does not violate the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, or, we suppose, any other provision of the Constitution. The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties; it tells the state to let the people alone; it does not require the federal government or the state to provide services, even so elementary a service as maintaining law and order.” – Bowers v. DeVito, 686 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1982)


(ht to Kathy Jackson)

5 Replies to “Why we Keep and Bear Arms.”

  1. Someone should put this into a picture. Appropriate of course.

    I’d heartily gobble that up and use it as a background.

  2. I’ve got another one up with the text above the gun. without the “Why we keep and bear arms” on it. alas putting the text above the gun and enlarging the text like I am to make it readable doesn’t leave any room for the Why we keep, part.

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