Good afternoon Rich,
You wrote < If those that feel the Second Amendment should be repealed were
not cowards >
In Louisville , a liquor store owner was charged with manslaughter when he killed an armed thug invading his store ! Citizens , country wide , are being pilloried for defending their own lives against the greatest outrages and have become stigmatized in a small but influential segment of American society living in the safety of their Ivory towers !
Jeffrey Snider, in his essay " A nation of cowards " …. < Crime is rampant because the law abiding , each of us, condone it , excuse it , submit to it .We permit it and encourage it because we do not fight back immediately , then and there, where it happens ….The defect is there , on our characters . We [ US] are a Nation of cowards and shirkers . >
The lesson such cowards will never learn is that the bill of rights does not grant rights to the people ; the bill of rights is the list of fundamental ,inalienable rights endowed in man by his creator , that define what it means to be free and independent and master of his own destiny ! The second amendment only ratified such rights !
Such cowards are all pervasive on our landscape infiltrating all walks of life [ martial arts included] and attempting to influence and abolish our prime natural right to self defense !