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Former Arkansas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee addresses supporters during the third session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012.  REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR379BI Former Arkansas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee addresses supporters during the third session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR379BI  

Huckabee: Second Amendment ‘the only last resort’ to protect freedom

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Thursday that the right to bear arms was the “only last resort” for Americans to protect their freedoms.

Speaking of religious liberty at CPAC, the former and potentially future presidential hopeful admonished the government for trying to regulate people’s religious beliefs.

“When the government begins to say it’s OK for you to have faith, but you can only have this much of it. … It’s time for the government to scale back, not for people of faith to scale back,” he said.

And when all else fails, Huckabee said, there is one final way to protect those freedoms: by force.

“I know that the Second Amendment is the only last resort we have in this country to protect all the other freedoms that we enjoy,” he said.

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