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Most of those of us that practice the art of the gun understand the responsibility that goes with gun ownership. We understand that we might find ourselves in a situation requiring that we shoot another to protect our lives or the lives of those we love. We understand that we may have to do it to protect the life of a stranger, and we accept that responsibility, while fervently praying that it never be necessary.

But is taking a life morally justifiable? This is something every human being should carefully and deeply consider, but it is an essential consideration for gun owners, particularly those that carry firearms every day. To that end, a visit to Bearing Arms, where my friend and colleague Bob Owens is editor, to A Gun Ownership Primer: Is Killing Morally Justified? Part 1, might just be worth your time.

It’s the third article in my updated series on the rationale for gun ownership. I hope to see you there, and of course, always look forward to your comments, there and here.