I am not a particularly heroic man. I honestly admit that if I or my loved ones were trapped in a burning building or attacked by armed criminals, I would much prefer that we be saved by the professionals — the fire department or the police, for example. But if the professionals cannot or will not save us, then I pledge that by God I will do what I can to save me and mine.
I believe that the founders of our great America, the brave men and women who struggled, suffered and died in that endeavor, shared my feelings when they wrote the Second Amendment for individuals into the U.S. Constitution.
In contrast, it appears that John R. Ratzlaff (12/3 Opinion, “As I See It: Right to bear arms focused on militias, not individuals”) and most liberals would prefer to perish as helpless victims if the professionals can’t save them.