Quotation Of The Day

Dave Killion — March 16, 2013

“The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed–where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once”

Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in his 2003 dissent for Silveira v. Lockyer. I understand that English is a second language for the Romanian-born Kozinski, and I am humbled by his mastery.

 

Also, a reminder: in Canada (and in many U.S. cities and states) acquiring a firearms licence is a tedious and time-consuming process.¬†I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be to realize you really need/want a firearm, only to be months away from being able to obtain one.¬†Because of this, I would suggest that even those who have no intention of ever owning a firearm take immediate steps to acquire their licence.Be prepared.

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