Gun owners’ civil rights are among the things we celebrate on this day. We all do remember what triggered Lexington and Concord, right?
It’s also a good day to tip the hat to our now-longtime allies the British (bygones, after all, can be bygones) and remember that their Lord Blackstone, the great commentator on the common law, said that self-defense was the highest of all human rights.
I know you’ll spend the Fourth safely. Personally, the closest I’ll come to fireworks will be to go to my range and crank off a few carefully aimed rounds. That will also serve to celebrate the fact that the ammunition drought seems to be easing up, and the ammo prices coming down, if only slightly.
I don’t care about the predicted heavy rains. I’ve shot matches and taught classes in worse, including tropical storms and horizontal sleet. Responsibly directed gunfire seems to be a particularly appropriate way to celebrate Independence Day.