Rights and responsibilities
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Many gun owners vehemently defend their second amendment rights, and it is true that there is always someone that would like to infringe on the right to keep and bear arms. There are constant state and local governments that attempt to restrict firearms freedoms.
While gun owners are always aware of the attacks on their rights, sometimes we lose sight of the responsibility we bear. All rights come with an equal responsibility to do what is right.
As a responsible gun owner, it is our job to ensure that our firearms are not a danger to innocent people. We must ensure that we know the law about self defense. We must know when it is legal and moral to take human life. We must ensure that our firearms are secured so they do not fall into authorized hands. We must make sure that legally owned firearms are no threat to the public.
If we fail in our responsibilities, we must understand that it only gives anti-gun groups legitimate reasons for trying to take away firearms rights.