Crime happens in places you least expect it. But thanks to the 2nd Amendment, some Delaware citizens are going to protect themselves from the unexpected.

Breitbart News Network shares the story:

Background checks for the two month period were up “26 percent” over checks for the same two-month period a year ago.

According to Delaware Online, the surge is due to “nontraditional gun owners” deciding it is time to get a gun. University of Delaware senior Dominique Carpio is a perfect example. She was previously “anti-gun” but became concerned “about becoming a victim of one of the crimes she frequently hears about in New Castle County.” So she went and bought gun with which to defend herself.

As Americans, we have the right to protect ourselves. We are not the ‘damsel in distress’ the government makes us out to be.  We have the ability to control our means to protection — there is no need to wait for the sloth-slow federal government to come to our rescue.

When we are able to protect ourselves, we rely less on the government for their dole outs of protection (when they see fit to actually help).  An administration’s power and influence, when democracy is not functioning as it should, stems partly from dependence of the people. The current administration has no desire to lose any power, so they hold on tighter and tighter to a key in self-governance — protection.

The government expresses the desire to protect its citizens by cracking down on gun laws — in reality they are only aiming to protect themselves from the power of self-protected citizens.

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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