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‘Thank You” to My Readers, February 2019

February 24, 2019
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I take you seriously. I respect your time and your intelligence. I appreciate your attention, particularly when you’re put in the time to comment. Here are some recent comments that you might have missed so I’m giving them their own post.
You had something to say and thank you for saying it here.
Rob Morse

Kuetsa commented on gun control.

A few thoughts to share, God knows I have some thoughts on the subject.

“GUNS KILL”
NO . . . GUNS PROTECT! That is why the rich, the powerful, the famous, are all surrounded by them. In a dangerous world where that protection is available to ONLY the rich, the powerful, and the famous, here in America we are ALL equally guaranteed the right to such EFFECTIVE PROTECTION!

“If violent crime and self-defense are so rare, doesn’t that mean we’d be safer if we all turned in our guns?”
. . . well then criminals wouldn’t need guns, three big guys could kick in any door with impunity and do what they wanted to the people inside, in areas where guns are not available to people, 30 guys run through with machetes and slice everyone in the village to death. If 35% – 40% of households own firearms, and the three big guys don’t know WHICH homes are armed – THEY GOTTA THINK TWICE ABOUT KICKING A DOOR!
SO COLLECTIVELY – HOMES THAT ARE “GUN FREE ZONES” ARE PROTECTED BY HOMES THAT EXERCISE THEIR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS! (And nobody is willing to post a sign on their lawn: PROUD GUN FREE HOME) Are we to be so naive to believe that without a gun a criminal is now harmless. A woman in a dark lonely parking garage . . . or in her bedroom in the middle of the night, a criminal brutally grabs her by the throat and . . . oh, wait, it’s OK, he doesn’t have a gun. People who have no clue about dangerous situations, or firearms, and have no want or ability to defend themselves, are pushing to disarm and make vulnerable every law abiding American citizen. They are the LOVED USEFUL IDIOTS enabling very sinister people in power to set up a totalitarian police state ruling over a helpless citizenry. (And guess what – the CRIMINALS keep their guns)

The problem is that our great Second Amendment Right is valued only by American Citizens that choose to exercise it. Those that live in the delusion that “the police will come to save me” feel a world with no guns, or where only the police had guns, would be safer. What they really want is for “all the bad things to go away”. Forget about the millions upon millions upon millions of “citizens” that were murdered by the police state of their own government in the last century.

The job of our fellow citizens that work in law enforcement is to respond to, and be a deterrent to, criminal activity, and investigate crimes to attempt to apprehend the perpetrators, and to perform civil duties. They are NOT to be a militarized force with such an advantage over law abiding citizens that they have the power to militarily defeat the entire citizenry to beat them down in enduring whatever tyranny is dictated by the ruling political party.

The police AND that political party WORK FOR US – they do not get a monopoly of power to enable them killing an entire disarmed citizenry, if they choose. A government that works FOR us – can NOT be permitted to see its law abiding citizens as a threat.

That is what is not understood by Americans that are ignorant about firearm and ballistic capabilities – and what they do not understand about the Second Amendment. It is not a right to a gun – it is a right to a CAPABILITY. The capability of Americans to DEFEND THEIR FREEDOMS! And all guns do not ENABLE THE CAPABILITY!

Outlawing semi-automatic AR15 type rifles and standard full capacity magazines is not a “reasonable compromise” – IT IS THE ENDGAME!
It is the difference between a citizenry effectively armed to possess the CAPABILITY of defending it’s freedoms – And a citizenry restricted by law to low capacity sporting arms that NO LONGER possess the capability of defending it’s freedoms.

GUN CONTROL IS ABOUT “TAKING THE CAPABILITY” – PUBLIC SAFETY IS THE DECEPTION TO ACHIEVE IT! The Second Amendment is a “balance of power” that protects a free citizenry – the goal of “gun control” is to shift the balance FIRMLY to government superiority.

To be a deterrent to tyranny – a government must FEAR THE CAPABILITY of an effectively armed citizenry!

 

Fred commented on the same article, but with a different perspective.

Very nice article! I grew up with a BB gun in my hand. Target shooting since I was 4. Going to gun safety classes every and I mean every year by my Dad. Countless hours of fun plinking with my buddies.

Passing on the training to my family. Respect for the firearm like respect for not driving drunk. Your arguments are right on. Look at the much maligned NRA and tell me how many criminals in their 6 million ranks. Nearly zero I’d guess. Maybe a bit more for the next 100,000,000 owners.

One side of the political spectrum is always trying to make laws that do nothing to reduce gun violence or mass shootings only make criminals of folks like me.

I went to a major University in the early 1980’s, I was on one of their shooting sports teams. Had my firearm and ammo in my dorm room the whole time I was there. Everyone knew, walked in and out of the dorm all the time, no one ever bothered it nor cared. How times have changed!

We are not doing enough for mental health, we are not doing enough recognition training like the recent employer incident. Many times in my career I had undercover law enforcement at serious disciplinary hearings.

Wisdom is lost in our culture.

 

Patriot guy commented on making guns quieter.

I read a while back that when the illegal 1934 gun control act was being debated there was no mention of suppressor until some jerk in fish & game told senators that to include suppressor as this would stop all poaching. Yeah sure it will. People will always poach. So they included sound suppressor in the bill all because of one fool.

 

Louis thought this quote said a lot about the failure of gun control in Illinois.

“If the police can’t protect us, maybe we ought to do it ourselves”. Charles Bronson, “Death Wish” (1974)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Wes Butler permalink
    February 24, 2019 1:06 pm

    Worth a quick read.

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    Like

  2. February 25, 2019 8:24 pm

    Some great ideas and patriots there, thanks for re-posting them.

    Like

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