November 12, 2019

NRA Supports Second Amendment Rights for Maine

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*Editor’s Note* – Take notice of the statement by the NRA that says, “Self-defense is a fundamental, God-given right that belongs to every law-abiding American…” (I’ve highlighted the keywords) Perhaps the NRA is a bit confused and/or chose their words without giving enough thought to what they are saying. A “God-given” right belongs to every one of God’s creations. A State-given right has limitations even if we believe the rights to be constitutional and/or God-given. Self-defense is a fundamental, God-given right but should not be denied by the State because the State has determined someone to be “unlawful.” I think the NRA is attempting to lump together two distinct differences which cannot be done.

“Threatening to evict Mr. Lembo for defending himself clearly violates his constitutional rights,” said NRA Maine State Liaison John Hohenwarter. “Self-defense is a fundamental, God-given right that belongs to every law-abiding American – no matter their tax bracket, zip code or street address. Furthermore, Article 1 Section 16. of the Maine Constitution echoes this sentiment by stating: ‘Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.’ The 5 million members of the NRA stand in full support of Mr. Lembo’s efforts to preserve his Second Amendment rights and his ability to protect himself and his home from criminals.”

Source: NRA Supports Second Amendment Rights for Maine

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