Standing Guard | The Wisdom Of Our Founding Fathers On Full Display

Standing Guard | The Wisdom Of Our Founding Fathers On Full Display

We live during a time when monsters and menaces stalk among us. We see it here at home, in the midst of a historic crime wave spawned by the pro-criminal policies of President Joe Biden and his anti-gun counterparts at all levels of government. And we’re witnessing it on the world stage with Vladimir Putin’s full-scale, murderous invasion of Ukraine. We’ve watched Ukrainians, isolated and under assault, stand up in defiance to the powerful Russian military. In the face of bombs, tanks, missiles and military aircraft, ordinary citizens—many armed with privately owned firearms as well as government-supplied firearms—have taken it upon themselves to defend their country, their families and their freedom. The collective defense was fully backed by the Ukrainian government. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pledged to provide armaments to anyone who would fight to resist the Russian invasion. “We will give weapons to anyone who wants to defend the country,” he said in a tweet. “Be ready to support Ukraine in the squares of our cities.” Later, he issued another statement: “We will lift sanctions on all citizens of Ukraine who are ready to defend the country.” The Ukrainian parliament quickly worked to lift legal restrictions to the bearing and use of arms in self-defense, declaring: “The adoption of this law is fully in the interests of the state and society.” The Ukrainian government also instituted conscription of military reservists and ordered males aged 18 to 60 not to leave the country. As we’ve watched from afar, it’s impossible […]

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