The Fundamental Right is Self Ownership, Not Gun OwnershipSo, I want to admit upfront that gun ownership can not be a universal human ethic. A universal human ethic is true for all time in all cultures in all situations for all humans. And guns have been around only for 650 years or so. So, by definition, there can be no universal human ethic to “own guns”. Stating it as though there is (which unfortunately is done by both sides of the debate) is a straw-man, making the American position even harder for other cultures to understand.
Gun ownership is not a fundamental human ethic, but a derived right from a universal human ethic — the right of self-ownership.
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