Source ( learnarms.com) Why Liberals Hate the Second Amendment Why Liberals Hate the Second Amendment Liberals have long held the belief that this country has outgrown the need for individual citizens to have the right and responsibility to arm and defend themselves as laid out in the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Liberal politicians and activists will cite many studies, personal stories, and other anecdotal evidence to try to convince the American public that the right to bear arms is not only not necessary but also dangerous. This comes from the very real a philosophy that fears self-reliance and independence. The second amendment allows people to defend themselves and empowers people. It does not create a society of victims. Liberals thrive in a society of victims looking to a big centralized government to provide protection and assistance. This protection is never free, it requires surrendering additional freedoms, but Liberals seeking to help victims rarely discuss that price. Those victims, who see no alternatives, surrender more and more personal freedoms in exchange for promised protection from criminals. When no protection is available, citizens are told suffering is natural in a society. There is no discussion that there are alternatives to becoming a crime victim. Liberals hate the second amendment because it is an amendment. While they have been successful in changing many laws in this country that create more victims and leave people feeling powerless over their fate, the Supreme Court has continuously upheld the right to bear arms. Liberals continue to rage against the words well armed militia. They use a variety of arguments to indicate that the Constitution only protects the states from a powerful federal government. They have failed to get the backing of the High Court to institute their opinion as law as has happened on so many other issues. Success has made them arrogant in assuming this issue should easily disappear. Lastly, Liberals hate the Second Amendment because they cannot understand the desire to own weapons. While liberals preach tolerance and understanding of other’s views when they agree on an issue, they lack tolerance when they oppose an issue. Liberals argue guns kill people. Gun owners argue guns are incapable of killing people when people are responsible for their actions. They also discuss the issue often left off the table by Liberals, legal ownership. Liberals hate to discuss that despite all the laws put in place regarding the sale and ownership of guns, the vast majority of crimes are not committed by citizen’s who are responsibly following the law and wish to retain their rights under the Second Amendment. Liberals cannot refute these arguments and it only makes them hate the Constitutional right even more.