A well regulated militia being necessary
for the security of a free state, the right of
the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
-- Second Amendment, United States Constitution
The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is
fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction
on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.
-- Article 1, Section 11, Louisiana State Constitution
If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory
will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment
when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and
only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case; you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because
it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
-- Sir Winston Churchill