From a Right to a Responsibility

Gun Ownership

"To preserve Liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."  Richard Henry Lee was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress and a member of the first Continental Congress, and he spoke these words in support of the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Originally, the Constitution was drafted and approved without a Bill of Rights, but a lot of the states did not like how it did not guarantee certain rights and freedoms. So, these states said that they would approve of the Constitution if it included the protection of these rights which included freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the right to keep and bear arms.  The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee citizens that the Federal government would not attempt to take away their freedoms. The citizens already fought for these freedoms in the war. Obviously, they wanted to keep them.

The Second Amendment was added to the Constitution of the United Stated of America because our founding fathers believed that owning a gun - or the right to own a gun - was essential for a country and citizens of a country to fully consider themselves free. The government represents the people, so not allowing the people to own firearms would be hypocritical of the government. When it comes to self defense, a small person or a person with physical disabilities can have a disadvantage. Guns allow these people to protect themselves despite this. If an attacker gets the idea that you might have a gun on your person, no matter how big or small you are that attacker will be more likely to pass on choosing you as their victim. 

However, owning a gun is not the only part of self defense. You must know how to handle it, just as our founding fathers said. Owning a gun is a right. Being trained is a responsibility. Owning a gun without proper gun training can be dangerous to yourself and to those around you.  Proper firearms training increases your safety level and lowers your chances of being just another statistic Front Sight Firearms Training Institute near Las Vegas, Nevada is the perfect place to get that training. Dr. Ignatius Piazza, founder and owner, has done everything possible to make sure that the instructors of Front Sight are of the highest quality and will give students the best gun training possible. Dr. Piazza is not just a regular Joe gun enthusiast. He is the second man in the world to be awarded a Four Weapons Combat Master certificate, so students can be confident in their training received. The training offered at Front Sight exceeds military and law enforcement standards.  Front Sight Firearms Training Institute presents a variety of courses such as handgun training, rifle training, shotgun training, automatic weapons training such as the UZI Submachine Gun and the Select Fire M16, as well as courses for firearms training in low to no lighting.  Americans are encouraged to grab hold of their rights, but let us not forget that along with rights comes responsibility.