How different would things be in Iran if the populace was armed and ready to defend itself from a tyrannical government?
As we watch freedom-starved Iranians stand against an extremist regime bent on retaining power, it is a safe bet that Iran’s rank and file would benefit from a Second Amendment.
The power structure in Iran right now is such that the right to keep and bear arms is not guaranteed by law. Additionally, only certain types of guns are allowable for private ownership, and those guns only go to people with special permission to own them.
According to The University of Sydney’s GunPolicy.org, “possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law” and “private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted with official permission.”
Who do you suppose gets “official permission” to possess pistols and revolvers?
Do you suppose it is those who wish to defend themselves from the extremist regime, or those who believe their fellow, liberty-deprived Iranians should learn to shut up or, at the least, grin and bear it?
These are questions the Founding Fathers did not want citizens of the United States to ask about themselves. Thus they placed the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights to prevent the government from infringing on the people’s right to bear arms. Moreover, the Founders made clear that the people kept weapons for the purposes of repelling tyranny, whether from within or without our national borders.
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