A friend who shares my belief in the importance of sustaining the true meaning of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States sent this John F. Kennedy quote.
It is a valid argument against gun control and a weapon in the debate. Besides, who doesn’t love quoting liberals to misguided liberals.
JOHN F. KENNEDY, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.
By calling attention to ‘a well-regulated militia,’ the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the
fears of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the Second Amendment, will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be
ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”
From “Know Your Lawmakers”, Guns Magazine, April 1960