The right to self-defense is a natural individual right that pre-exists the government. It cannot morally or constitutionally be taken away absent individual consent or due process. Kings and tyrants have taken this right away. "We cannot let a popular majority take it away," writes Judge Andrew Napolitano, "for the tyranny of the majority can be as destructive to freedom as the tyranny of a madman."
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