It was my choice. It was my God-given right to be able protect myself and my family. It was my right, not given to me by a piece of paper, only ensured by that piece of paper [the Constitution]. That is not up for debate!
The right to petition, the right to assemble—so beautifully on this day—the right to speech is not given to you by the Governor or the President of the United States! [applause] That is not his to give! And if it is not his to give, it is not his or hers or anyone else’s to take away! [applause] Anyone!