The Right to Armed Self-Defense in Light of Law Enforcement Abdication

  title={The Right to Armed Self-Defense in Light of Law Enforcement Abdication},
  author={David Eliot Bernstein},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal},
  • D. Bernstein
  • Published 1 October 2020
  • Law
  • Political Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal
This article defends the position that the right of armed self-defense remains important today, in particular in light of the civil unrest of the Summer of 2020. The article proceeds in three parts. The first part will summarize arguments from various prominent commentators that the right to self-defense with firearms is anachronistic in the contemporary United States. These critics argue that Americans can and should rely solely on their local professional police force to protect them. The… 
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