In a column at Human Events, Newt Gingrich states:
As the Second Amendment implies, the right to bear arms isn’t given to us by the government, and it isn’t just an American right.
It is a human right.
As a fundamental component of self-defense, the right to bear arms is intimately tied to those universal truths expressed in our Declaration of Independence -- that all men have rights to life and liberty, with which they are endowed by their Creator.
And they have not just a right but a duty to throw off despotic government.