I want to propose this though concerning the use of an AR-15type rifle as a Personnel Defense Weapon (PDW) and not an Assault Weapon. Oneaspect during all of the debates I have been hearing and watching during the pastfew weeks has overlooked one vitally important reason to not infringe upon our Americanscitizens second amendment right to keep and bear arms is the defense of ourAmerican way of life. What I mean by this is pretty straight forward and easy, tolook back in history and understand to see that time after time, whenever agroup of people or a country are considered to be self-reliant where it comesto being able to defend and protect themselves, that this person or country isvastly considered to be able to protect themselves from aggression by otherswho would want to propose such act’s upon them. Take these examples from our resent past; prior to World War2 (WW2), here are two examples of what I stated above. First, when Adolf Hitler was starting to ravage northernEurope, the one and only country he wouldn’t and didn’t concur was Switzerland,why you ask? Because, back prior to WW2, Switzerland had a law requiring everyable bodied citizen to have a personal defense weapon and to engage in both targetpractice and monthly drills as a militia for each and every town and hamlet.When this aspect concerning Switzerland was brought to Hitler’s attention byhis generals, it was decided to by-pass this country for more easilyconquerable country’s instead, because they didn’t want to get into a prolongedconflict there, where each and every citizen could and would take up armsagainst them in mass. See this is how Hitler concurred all of the Jewishpopulation, first he took their weapons and then took them all off to be killin the concentration camps. Second, Also prior to WW2 Fleet Admiral Yamamoto, the onewho planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, told the other General’s and Admiral’sin Japan that because he had lived and gone to school in America, he knew thatto attack America’s home soil would in his words “Awake a sleeping Giant” and"You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." He knew that because almost every American hada personal defense weapon, the very aspect of defeating America on its own soilwas utterly useless and would lead to their ultimate defeat. I guess what I’m getting to is this; American citizens needto be able to defend themselves with a personal defense weapon to not onlyprotect themselves from rampaging mobs out to loot neighborhood’s after a naturalcatastrophe, but to just in case, defend and protect our American homelandagainst the possibility of an attack by an distant country or nation that isbent on doing harm to our way of life and taking away what is not there’s.Note: The movie Red Dawn is more realistic then you may think; it could verywell happen here if those nations who want to do us harm think we have stripedour citizens the right to defend themselves and our country.