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The Second Amendment’s singular purpose is to ensure that our great nation can never again far into the hands of tyranny, foreign or domestic.

There are some incredibly wonderful side effects of the inalienable right, as well, with Americans being able to fully enjoy the world of hunting as well.  In fact, while hunting may be on a slight decline generally, it is still a wildly popular pastime for Americans, according to recent reports.

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans—40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older—participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife-watching.

The survey illustrates gains in wildlife watching—particularly around the home—and fishing, with moderate declines in the number of hunters nationally. The findings reflect a continued interest in engaging in the outdoors. These activities are drivers behind an economic powerhouse, where participants spent $156 billion—the most in the last 25 years, adjusted for inflation.

“This report absolutely underscores the need to increase public access to public lands across the United States,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “Hunting and fishing are a part of the American heritage. As a kid who grew up hunting and fishing on public lands who later took my own kids out on the same land, I know how important it is to expand access for future generations. Many folks east of the Mississippi River rely on friends with large acreages or pay high rates for hunting and fishing clubs. This makes access to wildlife refuges and other public lands more important.”

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Another of the glorious side effects that come with the right to bear arms in the concept of self-defense, not taken in the “tyranny v. freedom” sense, but, rather, in the case of individuals protecting themselves from other, armed individuals.

Such is the case in Florida this week, where two residents were able to employ their Second Amendment rights in order to stave off a criminal mob of five would-be home invaders.

Two residents in Glen St. Mary, Florida, turned the tide on seven home invasion suspects by opening fire with an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun.

One of the alleged suspects was killed, another hospitalized, and a third was treated and released to police.

News4Jax reports the incident occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday when the suspects kicked in the door, claiming to be from the sheriff’s office. Three residents were at home at the time, and two responded by opening fire. The resident with the AR-15 estimates he fired 30 rounds by himself.

Two suspects immediately “crumpled to the floor with multiple gunshot wounds.”

While this sort of protection isn’t explicitly outlined in the Second Amendment, how on earth could we feasibly remove this inalienable right with success stories such as this filling our newsfeed?

 

 

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