…and no one was hurt today.

I have an idea to calmly, politely, and en masse, reinforce our thoughts about gun control to Congress in a way that is both passive and yet personal at once. Obviously if you own your guns illegally, or plan to commit a massacre in the coming future, this doesn’t apply to you. When this came to me: It occurred to me when I was in a mall earlier today. I’m licensed in my state to concealed carry, and so I do. Why? Well the one place people ARE shooting other people lately seems to be malls, retail stores, theatres, and schools. Apparently, according to Congress, those are incredibly dangerous places to be lately. I can’t concealed (or open) carry in theatres or on a school ground, but otherwise, it’s almost always either on my side or tucked away behind my shirt. Lately, I’m more likely to have to defend myself … Read the rest…

Write your Representative

This article is in response to the pending ant-gun legislation currently before congress. I’ve done what I can do; I’ve blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted, and contacted every congressperson and senator that represents me. Now it’s your turn. If you don’t try to stop this legislation and don’t make your voice heard, you have no right to complain when they pass this bill and take your rights away. “He who allows oppression, shares the crime.” -Erasmus Darwin If you somehow remain unclear about what is going on within our Congress this session, I’d like to refer you to two articles I’ve written previously on the subject. Anti-Gun Legislation introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein The truth about gun crimes, the second amendment, and what has happened in our country since Columbine. I spent the morning writing my congressmen, senators, any via this blog – anyone else who can be bothered to listen. Here is … Read the rest…

New Gun Legislation

If the Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s new law goes into effect, even my simple .22 above will be considered an assault rifle and I’ll have to forfeit it to the government upon my death, as opposed to passing it down to my kids like most of us do. Nice huh? Not to mention you can forget ever buying one like it again. Take a look at some of her goals with the new gun ban. Time is running out. Contact your representatives NOW if you want your rights preserved. Otherwise this woman appears ready to trample all over them. Looks like I’m about to max out my credit card before January 22nd. I wonder how much the new ban will increase “assault” weapons sales between now and January 22nd? This lady is an idiot! I’m too tired to put my usual flavor of commentary on this, so I’ll just cut and … Read the rest…

America – Freedom vs Freedom

Update: Amended12/21/2012 (See last section titled 2nd Amendment Considerations) Nothing in my lifetime goes in the history books as such a horrible time as this past weekend. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut was a tragedy that will never be forgotten by the families and friends of those innocents who lost their lives. It will also never be forgotten by those who intend to hammer it into political agenda both for and against gun control. It is forever cemented in our memories and most likely will be cemented in policy as well. Arguments will be made by both sides for months to come, and it will be referred to as a “what if” by pundits for the next ten years. We will likely never hear the end of it, which is in itself a tragedy for the loved ones of those involved. They will likely never have true peace as … Read the rest…

Tragedy

Today was a tragedy in American history. It was a tragedy for our country, for the families and friends of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting. It was a tragedy for children, for mom’s and dad’s, for teachers, for friends, for human beings. Next week it will still be a tragedy; a tragedy for the educators who work at that school, the students who attend there, and the families of those students who worry over their safety. It will be a tragedy for the community who has a cancerous tumor of absence in their previously-peaceful existence. They will be flooded with news media, political agendas, and lobbyists like they have never imagined. Yes, a gun-control conversation WILL come out of this. It always does. Today is not the day for that conversation. I don’t have a lot of reach or power to affect change, but I’d like to request … Read the rest…

Election 2012: The Aftermath

Today I woke up in a world I wasn’t looking forward to; a world that had decided that four more years of the same was the solution to the problems our nation has faced these last four years. I don’t like it, but it’s the world we will be living in for the next four years, so I’m going to get used to it, and I suggest you do the same. I want to share my viewpoint with some of you, especially those hot-headed die-hards out there that won’t ever let it rest. Let’s take a look at the figures. The entire population of the United States is approximately 350 million across all age groups; seniors, adults, teens, and kids. If the figures above are correct, and I have no reason to believe they aren’t, then it changes how I look at things. President Obama pulled in 60,386,002 votes across … Read the rest…

Social Darwinism? Bring it on VP Ryan!

If he means them and lives up to what he says, the words “We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes” should be crafted and put into song, to be sung from the White House. I don’t know a lot about Romney’s VP Candidate, Ryan yet, but I’m learning and what I see so far seems OK with me. He’s not the best, but he certainly makes me feel better about what we’re looking ahead to in this coming year or two. Obama cast him down; calling the Ryan approach “thinly veiled social Darwinism” which personally, I think we’re a little overdue for. We could use a little Darwinism in a lot of areas in our society. When did simply being born entitle anyone to be given things? When did “because I’m a human being” mean that someone had the right to take from others to give to you? Why? Because … Read the rest…