Don’t Mess With The 2nd

“Here’s my credo. There are no good guns, There are no bad guns. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a good man is no threat to anyone, except bad people.”-Charleton Heston

“Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty”-Ronald Reagan

As could be expected, the recent shooting incidents in Atlanta and Boulder have driven the anti-gun crazies out of their holes and back into the sunlight. Let me make something clear. If you are anti gun  and want to write about it, that’s fine. Write about it until you are blue in the face. But please, if you choose to do that, write in a literate manner. Form complete sentences, use the correct words and most of all, make sense. I wrote a commentary back in November about gun control and here is a reply that I received yesterday.

The simple answer us that you are simple. You gave no need of guns. What are they protecting you from? Someone drops a bomb on your house, no more you. But the guns, likely there for someone else to steal to use against members if your family. Yea, protection.
One pistol might be considered oritection. An arsenal, you guns are a menace to your community.

Ah yes, nothing like a well thought out argument that is presented in a logical format for readers to see. It is unfortunate, but this reader has done nothing to help his cause except show me how illiterate he is. I wish he would have explained how my guns were a menace to my community because the last time I checked, they hadn’t attacked anyone yet.

So, what do I have to offer this fellow blogger? First, do your homework on gun ownership. Second, please take a writing class so your responses make sense. Third, get a copy of the Constitution. Read it and gunderstand it.

If you need help understanding it, I’m always here to help.

Whether you like it or not, our Constitution is what guides the citizens of this great country. If you haven’t guessed, I am a firm believer in our Constitution and this is how I live my life. I am given the right to own weapons and I choose to do so. Just as an FYI, I learned how to shoot from the experts, the USMC. So I am a “responsible” gun owner.

The bottom line is this-I do not pass judgement on the fact that you may not want to own guns so please do not do so because I do. Your logic is faulty and non-existent.

Common Sense Is In No Way A Common Virtue

“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
― Jeff Cooper

“Guns are our friends because in a country without guns, I’m what’s known as “prey.” All females are.”
― Ann Coulter

“The constitution shall never be construed…to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
― Alexander Hamilton

Yesterday in my post I made a plea as to why it would be unconstitutional to take away the gun rights of people who are law abiding citizens. I wake up this morning and what do I see? “Biden, Harris Move against Guns Before Getting into Office, ‘It’s Past Time.’

As usual, very predictable behavior for the left. And also right on time is the immediate play on your feelings instead of trying to do something besides taking our guns. And while every atrocity committed with any type of gun is a tragedy, let’s take a look at three of the big cities in the country where gun violence is rampant.

First however, let’s venture to the where they always go when they want to threaten to take away our guns, Sandy Hook and the make believe land of feelings. Yes, it certainly was a tragedy and a useless waste of life (except for the gunman), by an individual that was as sick as this gentleman was, could have gotten a weapon in many different places. Playing on peoples feelings is intellectually dishonest and not a fair representation of lawful gun owners. Biden addressed the survivors by saying this:

“Together with you and millions of our fellow Americans of every background all across our nation, we will fight to end this scourge on our society and enact common sense reforms that are supported by a majority of Americans and that will save countless lives.”

In NY, Chicago and Los Angeles, gun violence has skyrocketed, and they have some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and the are all under democrat control. Coincidence? I don’t think so. The left has a version of “common sense” that leaves much to the imagination. IN NY, from November 2019 to November 2020, shootings have doubled! Shootings in Chicago have doubled during that same time period and they were already way above normal. And finally, in Los Angeles, the city of Angels, shootings were up by 33% and fatal shootings by 25%. Remember that Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and is still producing record numbers of gun killings.

So, what can the democrats do to enact “common sense” gun legislation that already hasn’t been implemented in cities that they control? My first suggestion is to get rid of the democrat mayors. They have allowed gun violence to take over our cities, they let our cities burn this summer through riots and looting and they enact insane laws such as no bail for certain crimes.

The left has this very strange trying to play on the feelings of people. They can’t possibly use facts in a case like this because the facts wouldn’t support the idea that everyone who “clings” to their guns is a rabid frothing child killer. They know it isn’t true and so do we. But yet, they will push on and every chance they get they will thrust the picture of those children at Sandy Hook, or any other gun tragedy into the spotlight because, remember, feelings rule the day, not facts.

But push on they will, in an attempt to take our guns and erode our Constitutional Rights.

Now Is The Time To Fight

“The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible.
Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”-Henry St. George Tucker

“Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty.”-Ronald Reagan

We are rapidly moving into what could be a very dark period in our history. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights was put into place to protect us from people who would try and take those rights away from us. To take away rights that we have had since the start of our nation. Rights that we hold dear and were not meant to be taken away, especially from an opposing political party.

With the election of Slow Joe, one of the first things he is promising to do via executive action is to restrict our right to own weapons. Through the outright banning of some (AR’s) and making the registration of weapons mandatory, he is promising to roll back gun ownership so it is indistinguishable from what we are used to.

For some odd and deluded reason, the left somehow believes that guns kill people with reckless abandon. As I have said before, my weapons have never, ever killed anyone. For them to do so would require that someone pick them up, load them and then fire them. They can do none of those things by themselves.

As a citizen of the United States, the Constitution is what I hold as to the standard to what everyone in the country should. Unfortunately, the left has already taken it upon themselves through ANTIFA and BLM and the SJW’s to restrict our 1st Amendment rights. They will most definitely try to do the same with the 2nd Amendment.

This is something that we can not let happen. To allow the left to either take our guns or allow them to restrict the purchase of them to the point where you pretty much can’t buy them is truly unconstitutional. If the left is allowed to mandate that we register the weapons we own, then what is to stop them from then taking them? And take them they will. I have no doubt whatsoever that the end goal of the left is to have a gun less society.

What is the old saying? If guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will have guns.

I would venture to say that 99% of gun owners do so lawfully and safely. I know that if anyone from the government tries to take my weapons or tax them, it won’t be without a fight.

We can not let the left take away our rights.

So, since I am a person who looks for solutions, why we don’t we try dealing with the mental health issues and criminal backgrounds that many people who commit gun violence have. It makes no sense to restrict my ability to buy as many weapons as I want if I do not pose a danger to anyone. Leave the people alone who are law abiding citizens and have been properly trained in their use. Since I served in the Marine Corps, I would say that I have been adequately trained in the use of rifles and pistols.

Our cities have become literally become liberal cesspools for the mentally ill and they are the ones who need to be regulated, not the rest of us.

I have a feeling that this insanity is only going to get worse before it gets better and as I stated before, it won’t be without a fight.

I refuse to give up my right to protect my family and what I have. I certainly have no faith that a Biden/Harris administration will protect me either.

Now is the time to stand up and fight. One day you will wake up and it will be too late.

Slow Joe Wants YOUR Guns

We know from their history that the left wants to take away as many of our weapons as they can. The 2nd Amendment, to me, is what liberty and freedom are all about. With the election of Harris/Biden, it is only a matter of time before they drop the race card, if only for a second, and come after our guns.

But what will this look like? How will it manifest itself? Will they call up the school shootings of the past to rile up their base? Will they run commercials and have hearings with the victims of shootings hoping to change the minds of folks who take the 2nd Amendment to heart in order to play on the feelings of people by not using facts? Slow Joe believes that trying to tug at the heart strings of Americans will push us law abiding gun owners into his corner. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Slow Joe announced that he wants to raise 34 BILLION dollars by taxing weapons that you already own. He wants to also have a buy back program where “assault style” weapons will be purchased by the government. Another idea making the rounds is to have a national gun registry so the nanny state can keep track of those people exercising their right to own guns. He wants to make it so that if you are convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, you can no longer own a gun. According to the left, everything the right says is a hate crime.

“Biden’s gun control plan includes a ban on the manufacture of assault weapons and high capacity magazines, which have been used in the deadliest mass shootings. It also includes the expansion of background checks and the registering of all assault weapons under the National Firearms Act, which requires a $200 tax and lengthens the background check process from about 20 minutes, to about eight or ten months. Biden is planning nationwide gun buybacks for gun owners who don’t register for the NFA and he also wants to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, the industry’s protection from liability lawsuits.”

Even on his website it says that Slow Joe wants to enact policies that, “end our gun violence epidemic.”

At this point I believe that we may be in for the fight of our lives. Every aspect of the 2nd Amendment is under fire at this point. As I have mentioned before, the left over the last decade has eroded conservatives right to free speech. This has been methodically and self righteously accomplished by the SJW’s, people who perpetuate the cancel culture, BLM, Antifa, the woke and continued rabid PC nonsense.

The left wants to silence us because they believe we will bow down and cower in fear. They are hoping that when they come for our guns, we will just hand them over without question. Everything that Slow Joe and Harris are proposing will severely restrict our ability to own a weapon.

Instead of trying to limit and take away the rights of law abiding gun owners, try going after the criminals and the mentally ill who may be prone to violence. I check my weapons every day and they have yet to go on any kind of shooting spree or commit a crime. That would actually require a person to take the weapon, load it and then use it in a nefarious manner.

My favorite argument is when the left says, “why would you need a weapon like that to protect yourself?” The last time I check it was none of your damn business how and why I protect what is mine. It is dangerous thinking like this and the small minded response of the left that drives their hatred of the Constitution. If you don’t like guns, don’t buy one. It’s as simple as that.

“From My Cold, Dead Hands”

This year has been a challenge for everyone in this country. From the pandemic to the election, emotions been running high and will probably not improve for some time to come. One of the major indications of this is the exponential increase in gun sales since January.

Many people decided with the lockdown that being armed was better than not being able to protect yourself. As the election neared and it looked as though Biden may win, Americans began buying guns at an unprecedented rate.

Next to the 1st Amendment, the 2nd is equally as important if not more at this point in history. With several politicians on the left calling to make “lists” of the folks who supported Trump, it only seems logical to make sure that you are ready when they come knocking at your door. Of course I am in no way condoning the use of violence, but with the rioting we have seen and the lefts inability or unwillingness to put a stop to them, it is best to be prepared.

Both Biden and Harris have said that they want to severely curtail a citizens ability to buy and own weapons. The left has shown us time and again that they will not be happy until they confiscated every weapon we own and abolish the 2nd Amendment. We have to stand up to this assault on our liberties and fight for what is right.

Owning a weapon is a very personal decision to make and no one but the owner should be making it. Not some left wing politician who is trying to score points with their base. As I noted above, people make the decision to arm themselves for a variety of reasons. It could be because they live far enough outside of society that if they called the police in the event of an emergency, they may not make it there in time to stop a crime.

On the other hand, they may live in a high crime area where a weapon for protection is needed in order to not only feel safe, but to be safe. Once again, it is a decision that the potential gun owner should ne making, not a politician.

With owning a firearm comes great responsibility. If you are prior military or law enforcement, I know that I am confident in your ability to own a firearm in a responsible manner. If you are neither, you should be taking classes on how to effectively and responsibly handle a weapon.

A good example of this is this left wing militia group NFAC. I have seen videos of their “training” and they are very lucky that they have not killed anyone. However, I do believe that this will happen in time.

So my point is this-we have to make sure that we put a stop to any attempt by the left to take away our God given right to own a weapon. If you don’t like guns, don’t own one. The left has shown their true colors over the course of the last nine months, so I am 100% behind the late, great Charlton Heston when he said, “From my cold, dead hands.”