By: Mike McDaniel As a supporter of the constitution, which includes every amendment, including the Second, I am supportive of the individual right to keep and bear arms. I generally consider gun ownership to be a good thing because the Founders, in their wisdom, understood it is the ultimate deterrent to tyranny. Not only that, should deterrence fail, it retains for the people, unlike the people of every other nation, the ability to overthrow tyranny. Statists, of course, hate the very thought of this fundamental American principle. They scream that the very thought of common citizens rising up and overthrowing the government is anti-democratic. They bitterly complain about the Second Amendment, complain, that is, when they’re not doing everything they can to destroy it and disarm the law-abiding.