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FORWARD THIS TO OBAMA: Ice-T – “Gun Rights Are Civil Rights”

Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 10.06.26 AMRapper Ice-T has narrated a documentary that frames the gun control argument in language the left has long avoided–gun rights are civil rights.

In other words, they are rights inherent to American citizens. Or as the website puts it: “Civil rights are personnel rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution.”

Therefore, just as rights to speak freely, to vote, and to practice one’s religion are civil rights, so too are the rights embodied in the 2nd Amendment. This is the central point of the documentary, Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.

The documentary accomplishes this by showing that the right to keep and bear arms was hedged in by our Founding Fathers as a right that existed long before American government did. As such, it is a right the government can neither give nor take away–a right that “shall not be infringed.” It is sacrosanct, like other civil rights.

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