A Plea to the NRA: Defend Irans Rights. The right to bear arms, the right to defend one's own self against an assailant who is using a weapon. Rights of the people, rights of self defense "The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." This quotation is clearly found on the homepage of www.nra.org, the protector of the right to bear arms, and freedom to defend ones self and ones home and family. Why do we bear so much agression and hostility against Iran for developing nuclear weapons? They merely want these weapons to deter the use of nuclear weapons against themselves. As seen on the NRA website, "Firearms are used three to five times more often to stop crimes than to commit them." And nuclear weapons, like firearms, stop wars before they even start. Look at the recent situation between Pakistan and India. The fact that Pakistan and India had the right to bear nuclear weapons against their invaders prevented a war from starting. Doesn't Iran deserve to have the right to defend itself? Surely just the existence of nuclear weapons doesn't mean that we're going to have a nuclear war? I mean, has the world had a nuclear war yet? No, there has never been a nuclear war. Thankfully, we have had deterrents to nuclear war, much as guns are deterrent to crime In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that "all men are created equal" and "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Iranians are "men" also, are they not? They have inalienable rights, as do Americans, do they not? Do all men have rights, or are rights just for Americans? Does Iran not have the right to defend itself against other countries that have nuclear weapons? Who are we to impose our will upon Iran? Who are we to impose our will on millions of handgun owners in the U.S.? We cannot and should not limit handguns, as per NRA recommendations. Neither should the NRA allow the injustice of limiting the Inalienable Rights of Iran to bear arms, either. Just like with handguns, nukes are a deterrent. Why should we STOP Iran from having nuclear weapons, when we ourselves have them? Surely the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America can be applied on a world level as well as a country level, or individual level? Besides, aren't we trying to bring DEMOCRACY to the Middle East? I feel that the NRA should defend the Inalienable Rights of Iran, their right to bear arms, as given to them by their Creator, as their Creator has given to us, as Americans. We, the United States of America, in trying to restrict Iran's proliferation of nuclear weapons, are imposing our will, and restricting the right to bear arms on behalf of North Korea. I feel that the NRA should stand up for Iran, and allow them to bear arms, be they nuclear, or hand held projectiles. It is their Inalienable Right as endowed by their Creator, as Thomas Jefferson has stated. Was Thomas Jefferson wrong? Were our founding fathers WRONG? No, they weren't. When nukes are outlawed, only outlaws will have nukes.