"Gun Rights" = The Right to Life.
People who use guns do themselves a disservice by talking about “gun rights" and calling themselves the "gun community" or "gun enthusiasts.” The gun is only a tool, focusing on the tool helps the anti-gunners demonize us as nutcases and fetishists. The gun is a tool for protecting the right to life.
What good is the right to life if you can’t defend that right? The right to life, the most fundamental right of all, is the source of the right to self defense and ultimately, the right to bear arms. We are not the “gun community,” we’re “self-defense practitioners” or the “defenders of the community.” We don’t advocate “guns,” we advocate self-reliance and preparedness, in respect of which guns are an essential tool.