As you will be well aware if you have read some of my previous posts, I am a gun owner and shooter, as are all of my children and grandchildren. I come from a long line of patroits who have bore and used firearms in the defense of our country. None of us were ever criminals or have ever used a fire arm to cause harm to others. but we all reserved the right to posess and use if necessary a firearm to defend our families or ourselves if necessary. As a Fathers Day gift my oldest son has pledged to arange a shooting date for the two of us as soon as possible It is an outting I am looking forward to. I recieve E-mail from family and freinds and other interested parties pertaining to the use of firearms. and felt that a few of them might be of interest to some of you. Possibly, a few of you may disagree and think we are wild eyed terriorests. If so I only pity you – I would give a pretty penny (I’ll even shine it with brasso) to have a shot at some of those who assisted in the 9-11 attacts. I would demostrate to them what good gun control is!
The following are a few of the E-mails I have recieved and wish to pass on.
I came across this email with a humorous yet truthful slant on firearms and wanted to share:
FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE
a. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
b. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
c. Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface.
d. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.
e. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
f. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
g. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
h. If you don’t know your rights you don’t have any.
i. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
Now this amusing list has been making it’s way around the net so I don’t know the original source, but a quick search of “Firearms Refresher Course” via google will point you to a ton of blogs, articles and websites referencing the FRC. GeeksWithGuns has an entry that includes 17 additional amusing points. I’ll mention here that I’m not a regular visitor of this particular website so I am only referencing them for their additional 17 points – Amusing and true takes on the 2nd ammendment – the right to bear arms! Here they continue:
j. The United States Constitution ? 1791. All Rights Reserved.
k. What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not understand ?
l. The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.
m. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
n. Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians.
o. Know guns, know peace and safety. No guns, no peace nor safety.
p. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
q. 911 – government sponsored Dial a Prayer.
r. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
s. Criminals love gun control – it makes their jobs safer.
t. If Guns cause Crime, then Matches cause Arson.
u. Only a government that is afraid of it’s citizens tries to control them.
v. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
w. Enforce the “gun control laws” we have, don’t make more.
x. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.
y. The American Revolution would never have happened with Gun Control.
z. “…a government by the people, for the people…”
These are a few of the things that most of us gun owners feel. Also I would like to point out that the U. S . news media and many of our politicians would have you believe that the members of the NRA (National Rifle Association) are nuts and fruit cakes. The real reason they hate us is that we stand united in blocking their own agendas. The Association is comprised of every segment of the American population from top to the bottom. The grass roots is so broad that you can hardly walk across the lawn with out steping on a bunch of us. In every city across the country, like New York City and Washington D.C. where severe gun control is in existence, thousands of Americans have been denied the right granted them by the US consitution to defend themselves from aggressors. In states like Arazonia, Where the population has the right to bear arms, the crime rate lags behind other states. A thug is afraid to attempt an event on a person he thinks may be able to defend theirself. I had a friend in Australia who visited me one year and he was so envious of my right to have handguns he could hardly stand it. Their government took all their guns away, then one idiot went on a rampage with a sword and they outlawed them also. Britian’s crime rate is out of control because you are severly restricted on the ability to defend yourself in any matter (you open yourself to prosecution or lawsuit). Makes sense don’t it?
Well hell I’m either preaching to the congregation or people with wax in their ears – Either way it is a waste of time. So Adios!