On Sunday, more than 1.7 million people poured into the streets of Hong Kong to protest. This protest was the first one in weeks that did not, as of early Monday, see any major confrontations with police.
The past three months of protests have plunged Hong Kong into crisis, causing China to send military personnel and armored vehicles to the border at Shenzhen. This is bringing back memories of the Tiananmen Square massacre, where more than 10,000 protests were killed at the hands of the Chinese military.
China has been slowly chipping away at Hong Kong’s freedoms that were to be preserved under a 1997 deal signed with Britain, after the former British colony was decolonized. China has clearly violated this deal and will continue to until Hong Kong is indistinguishable from mainland China.
This situation in Hong Kong isn’t over by a long shot. Anyone wondering why the Founding Fathers included the words “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment, look no further than what’s happening in Hong Kong. Some of the protesters have begun to defend themselves with slingshots and rocks, they are unable to realistically protect themselves against the tyranny of China because they do not have a Second Amendment.