"Responsibility MUST Prevail!"
This is just one long rant and I pray that you'll read it. Some,
outside the USA aren't affected right now – but, may be in the
Others, in the USA, will certainly disagree with some (or even
all) of it. But, I'm begging you to step back, read it to the end
and try see a different perspective. Then, decide.
I really try to
understand people and situations. I need some kind of order in the world so I
have to try. But, just about the time I think I'm getting close
to understanding something, some idiot(s) does something stupid!
I was raised with guns, and know most men have some innate need
to hunt (and kill). No one thought anything of it when I was
growing up; we had rules, and guns were locked up when not in
use! No pre-schooler was going to shoot or be shot.
I hunted with my brothers and dad. However, I refused to kill.
I did target shoot, though, and I loved it. I was pretty sure
I could have been Annie Oakley in a former life! Then, in later
life, my dad stopped hunting with a gun and started using a
There was a time when folks could have guns to hunt, or for
sport, i.e., target or skeet shooting - or for home protection -
and handle them responsibly. Maybe it is a right, although it
does not say that in the 2nd Amendment. And, no one saw any need
for assault weapons!
Unfortunately, that right has been abused and abused badly. So,
it seems to me that responsible gun owners should be helping to
set the situation right. In order for gun owners to keep their
"rights," it's obvious it will take some rules to keep guns out
of the hands of those who are not responsible!
And the argument of, "If they want them, they can always get them," just
isn't strong enough. There is always something that falls
through the cracks once in a while with any rule. We live with that.
But, toddlers won't be shooting, or being shot, accidentally.
Madmen would be refused easy access, and wouldn't be mowing down
dozens of people at a time. I could go on and on here, but you
get the picture. It would eliminate a whole lot of the madness.
Every life counts!
But, what do we have instead of everyone working together to make
things safe? Too many gun owners have turned into mindless, rabid
Now ... the idiots came out in Houston a couple of weeks ago for
the National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting and a showing
of all the new weapons. Just days after a five-year-old killed
his two-year-old sister with a gun made for children, they were
pushing firearms, including on-premises sales of weapons marketed
ONLY for kids!
And, as if that weren't enough, they started saying stupid sh*t!
Wayne LaPierre - Executive Vice President of NRA:
"No matter what it takes, we will never give up or compromise
our constitutional freedom, not one single inch!"
I assume he means 'No matter how many people have to die ...'
Has this jughead ever READ the 2nd Amendment?
"They use tragedy to try to blame us, to shame us into
compromising our freedom for their political agenda."
There's so much wrong with that sentence, I don't even know
where to start!
1 - If a massacre of children happens, is that just collateral
damage to their "freedom" to kill?
2 - "Political agenda?" Is he freakin' kidding me? THEY are
talking about gun control being “political?”
They had Rick Perry, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck (fer cryin' out
loud) on the podium of that convention. But, of course, we all
know those three aren't political!
I've said enough about the nutso governor of Texas in the past,
so I'll let that go for now. But, we have Sarah Palin, with one
of her favorite “sports” being shooting wolves from a helicopter
(Yeah, real sportsmanlike) and Glenn Beck, who (IMHO) is certifiable, and, in truth, never shot a gun in his life until
this past March.
He's just a crazy-ass rabble rouser who should be at the top of
a list for never being allowed to have a gun in his hands.
And, why the hell is the killing of people, which is all anyone
is trying get under control, anyway – political?
I would bet about 95% of those supporting their “rights” to have
guns have never READ the 2nd Amendment! It's one lousy sentence
and I fail to see how anyone can interpret it as anything other
than exactly what it states. It reads:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a
free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall
not be infringed.”
Nowhere does it say it's okay for college kids to go to class
packin', (Yeah, Texas – are you surprised?), nowhere does it say
every head case should have access to guns, nowhere does it say
we have any right to kill others just because we're angry.
Militia, folks, MILITIA is the subject of that sentence. Arms
may be kept and used for – State Militias! And, I don't give a
damn where the commas are (there seem to be two different
versions as to placement of commas)! Commas be damned. Read the
And what kind of “arms” do you think our forefathers were
referring to - assault weapons? Hell, back then, they couldn't
even have imagined the kinds of guns we have, today! They were
thinking about what they used then - muskets, pistols and
sabres! They could kill one person at a time! Unless, of course
you plan to push a cannon through town with a six pound cannon
And, then we have the new President of the NRA, Jim Porter – a
real light bulb in the darkness. He's practically hawking a
revolution in this country. He states we should be:
“... training every U.S. citizen in the use of standard military
firearms, to allow them to defend themselves against tyranny.”
Okay, he's a lawyer so, at least, he understands what the damn
thing says! So, he can hide his true motives by standing
beside the legaleeze, but ...
Then, he calls the U.S. Civil War the “War of Northern
Aggression.” Oh, my gawd!
What century is this jack-ass living in? Military firearms are
going to allow folks to take over our government?
In a pig's hairy wazoo!
Does this knuckle dragger think drones are male honey bees?
Those UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) will pick those clowns off
as they're headed over to the NASCAR stadium!
Military firearms, indeed!
Then, we have the brain-dead radio host, Adam Kokesh, who
REALLY wants to start rebellion in this country. He's planning
to march 10,000 people, openly carrying loaded weapons, from
Virginia to Washington, D.C. On July 4th of this year.
Here's part of his announcement:
"We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to
put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated &
cower in submission to tyranny. This will be a non-violent
event, unless the government chooses to make it violent. Should
we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back,
having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington, &
returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, &
enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the
land of the free."
He has also tweeted:
“When the government comes to take your guns, you can shoot
government agents, or submit to slavery.”
Whoa, Dammit, WHOA!
Too many people have their adrenalin pumping at top speed over
things that have, in fact, already been VOTED DOWN – or never
mentioned in the first place! Nobody has tried to take the damn
guns, but it looks to me like Kokesh is going to try to force
that very situation.
No one would like to see those bastards in Congress outta there
more than I would. But, this is NOT the way to do it! In fact,
we have many good reasons to march on Washington, but you don't
go in there waving loaded guns!
In fact, I doubt it's Congress they're after. Okay - people are
too embarrassed to say it (as they should be), so I'LL say it...
They're after our President. If we were all 100% honest, we'd
admit we are STILL a backward, over-all racist society in this
country. We have a president who is half black and half white.
All we see is black, and too many are offended by that. Pretty
damn sad after 150 years!
So, no matter which side you're on, please take a few minutes
and let the pictures of civil war run through your head. You
know it still happens. You've seen it with your own eyes - most
recently in Syria. The pictures are everywhere. Look at them! LOOK AT THEM!
You think we're too civilized for that? Think again!
WE have absolutely rabid people in this country, hating with
every fiber of their being. Nothing good can come from that!
It's no wonder so many people outside the USA think we're morons!
Never mind the issues! Do you really want your family – your
children – your loved ones to experience the horror of a civil
war? Because that's exactly where we're headed if cooler heads
don't prevail pretty damn quick!
I'm just sayin'.