"When pro-gun advocates cite the fact that Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China, North Korea and Cuba all disarmed their populations to cement their their totalitarian rule, liberals see it as conservative paranoia, claiming these events from history have no relevance in the modern world. But recent history shows that a disarmed population is easy prey for tyrants. Remember Yugoslavia in the 1990s? The mostly Muslim population in Bosnia had no weapons to fight back against the armed thugs and paramilitary gangs sent out by Milosevich to ethnically cleanse them from Greater Yugoslavia. Often small bands of ten to twenty armed men would enter a village and round up everybody. They often shot the men and then forced the women and children onto the roads leading to the border. Had they been armed, they would have fought back. Members of militias and paramilitary units would have died in these battles. Faced with armed resistance, these bands would not have attacked with impunity.It is reasonable to believe that lives would have been saved if the population could have fought fire with fire. A disarmed population is prey to a hungry predator. The gun gives the prey a chance. It has always been so, and always will be."
This points out a very simple fact!!
You DON’T need a gun, not at all, until the very moment you really, really, really, really NEED one.
Every gun owner I know prays his/her gun is NEVER NEEDED.
As with fire extinguishers, life jackets, parachutes, ambulances, spare tires and other articles no one ever wants to NEED.
In regards to the right to bear arms, the wording is much clearer as to the intent. Please take the time to read it because it is a clarification of the Federal Right.
Please remember that ALL 13 STATES were ordered to write their STATE Constitution PRIOR TO the ratification of the Federal Constitution. I believe they all contain a right to bear arms. You can read them at The Avalon Project on line.
I will post the NYS Ratification Text right after this. Please read it. It's important.