If we can actually talk about the article content for a moment . . . if you can't protect it, it isn't yours regardless of what we're talking about. There are exceptions but this is a good truism. Consider your house. A locked front door is your first line of defense, but failing that you have a secondary defense: insurance, receipts, titles, etc. as legal weapons to defend your property. Likewise when it comes to our lives, we also need a first line of defense such as firearms. It isn't good enough to tell me that there's a secondary defense only such as laws against murder - "Don't worry - if someone stabs you to death we'll put them in jail." The right to self-defense is integral to property rights. The two cannot be separated.