Although the original post is over 2 years old sometimes a story needs retelling. Your story is an inspiration to us all and helps remind us that we control our destinies. Yeah, life sucks sometimes but you have to dig down, pick yourself up and take control. Congrats to both you and Spitty on showing us the way.
"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789)
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington