Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Gun Grabbers Deny A Right To Self-Defense

September 4, 2013 by  

[T]here is no indication that the Framers of the (2nd) Amendment intended to enshrine the common-law right of self-defense in the Constitution.” — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his dissent in the District of Columbia v. Heller

The 2nd Amendment is in serious trouble from the gun grabbers. You have seen the overt way in which they have attacked the right to keep and bear arms through efforts to pass a ban on so-called assault weapons and through President Barack Obama’s executive orders that infringe on the right.

Progressive collectivists like Stevens and Attorney General Eric Holder don’t believe that Americans have the right to defend themselves. Stevens stated so in his dissent of Heller. Holder said so in a speech.

In July, Holder told the NAACP:

There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if — and the “if” is important — no safe retreat is available. But we must examine laws that take this further by eliminating the common sense and age-old requirement that people who feel threatened have a duty to retreat, outside their home, if they can do so safely.

And make no mistake, Holder speaks for Obama. If he didn’t believe this, Obama would have disputed it or fired Holder for making such a ludicrous statement.

Remember that back in August, Senator Patrick Leahy suggested that Democrats employ the nuclear option on Obama’s court nominees. If Republicans continue to block nominees, Leahy said, judicial nominees should be approved by 50 votes as opposed to 60.

Should one of the current moderately conservatives die or be forced to step down because of health reasons, reducing the threshold to 50 would almost guarantee a gun-grabbing nominee could be approved by the Democrat Senate majority.

Were that to happen, the 2nd Amendment would be dead as soon as a gun bill made its way to the Supreme Court.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Gun Grabbers Deny A Right To Self-Defense”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.