John Ransom
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Now it all becomes clear: Liberals want you to lay still and think of England while all manner of people molest your peace, you property and your body.

Three cheers for old King George!

At least that’s what it’s come to in a growing number of self-defense cases around the country. Not only are we questioning a person’s right to arm themselves, we are questioning a person’s right to defend themselves at all.

It’s happening in Reading, Pennsylvania; Sanford, Florida; Mesquite, Texas; Seattle, Washington.

My body, my choice apparently only applies to killing innocent babies, not threats to YOUR life and property.

By leaps and bounds, liberals are trying to stifle your right to self-defense because, you know, that’s the government’s RIGHT, not the right of private citizens.

“And you don't know if you feel like you're going to be raped,” said Uber-Liberal Rep. Luis Salazar (R)ocky Mountain Highness) on the debate about restricting the 2nd Amendment, “or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop ... pop a round at somebody.”

Yes, because the government knows better whether I might be raped than I do. Better that they get to decide who gets a round popped into them.

It’s best to let the authorities straighten things out, like they did once they got involved in the Trayvon Martin case.

That worked out well for everyone.

The Martin case was a clear case of self-defense under the law, if in fact George Zimmerman felt threatened.

As my friend and constitutional scholar Henry Holzer explained to me: “The only thing that matters was what was Zimmerman’s state of mind at the time of the shooting?”

If he thought he was acting in self-defense, he was acting in self-defense.

The Zimmerman-Martin case wasn’t about liberal use of racism to pander for votes as we all assumed. It was about taking away the right to self-defense.

Last week I wrote about the families of two bad guys who were upset with a citizen for shooting and killing the robbers after they robbed a store in Reading, Pennsylvania.

"He had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said the dead robber’s mom. "He [the self-defending citizen] took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."

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John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.