Recently some people have gone to these Town Hall Meetings toting guns. From all reports though most people are doing it legally. I ask what is the big deal? If I am remember correctly the right to bear arms in the defense of yourself and your country was one of our rights, right after that one that says I can say whatever I want, go to whatever church I want, and assemble with whom I want peacefully.
The second amendment is there to safe guard U.S. citizens in two ways. First, it is there so we can protect ourselves from others. The police cannot be with us all the time. When a person breaks into my house with malicious intent and the police or still five minutes away am I to stand by while a person is in my house? No, I can defend my life, liberty and property with whatever means necessary, a gun being the foremost protected by our founding fathers. Secondly, the second amendment is there to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government. Just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence: “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends [defending our unalienable rights], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government..” If our fore fathers had not been armed to protect themselves then the Revolution would be dead in its tracks.
These rights do not come from the Constitution though, it is our God given right to defend ourselves. While he may sound a little nuts in this video, I think this explains the right in the second amendment:
As a law abiding citizen it is my right to protect myself. What I find funny is how we want more control when it has not done a lick of difference. People who want to use guns illegally, generally get them through illegal means. To take away guns from law abiding citizen, who use them for their defense, gives the criminals an advantage.
These people at the protests, if they are law abiding citizens, should not be harassed, because they know how and when to use a gun. Just because you bring gun out in public does not mean your crazy, it means you know they can defend themselves and that is their right.