Gerten's letter was good
Last updated 7/5/2007 at Noon
The truth is, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away after the phone call. No matter how diligent and motivated they are, police are virtually always in a reactive mode. It is not their fault. They have no legal obligation to protect an individual, and even if so, there will never be enough of them.
The Second Amendment is not about guns, as the NRA claims. It is about the inalienable right of the individual to effective self-defense. This is why the DC handgun ban was overturned and why 80 percent of the states are shall-issue in terms of concealed carry licenses.