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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gun Control - It's Time For The NRA To Shut Up

I am a gun owner, 2 rifles and a shotgun, who has been thinking long and hard on this gun control issue.  I always thought that the citizens of the United States should be able to purchase and arm themselves with any weapons that they choose.  However, after the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, I started thinking about my views and started to question and debate people on gun control.  I have listened and watched a multitude of shows and opinions on this topic and have come to realize that we need to have more thorough background checks on buyers, a national or state data base of people who own guns, psychological testing before you buy a gun and a ban on ALL assault weapons.  I could go as far as to say lets also ban all handguns as well.  I have tossed this around in my head for weeks and cannot come up with one solid reason for anyone to have these weapons.  You can't hunt with them, you can't shoot them within city limits and if locked up correctly they cannot be used for protection, contrary to the delusional beliefs of many.

As I write this Gripe, Vice President and our main man Joe Biden is meeting with groups in Washington to discuss gun control laws.  One of these groups, unfortunately is the NRA (National Rifle Association).  These one sided, egotistical maniacs came out after the Sandy Hook massacre to say that the only way to stop these types of mass murders from happening is to arm the teachers as well as everyone else in the country who can tote a gun.  They also toss a cannon load of money into the pockets of our Congressmen in Washington.  They may be the most powerful lobby group in DC.  These pin heads would like to see us go back to the days of the wild west when everyone wore a pistol and there were duels in the streets.  Back then people were killed daily for just looking at someone sideways.  The NRA hierarchy are simply crazy, nuts, out of their freakin minds!  One of their justifications to allowing people to arm themselves with assault weapons is of course the 2nd amendment of the constitution.  It states, "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".  Of course this does not pertain today.  This amendment was included in the constitution to allow Americans to protect themselves against tyrannical countries such as England.  It was also put in place to allow citizens to form militia's so they could fight alongside soldiers.  The Continental Army was small and not funded very well.  They could not provide weapons for the militias.

Apache Helicopter
The NRA and the other "right to bear arms" groups will also claim that our citizens need to be armed to repel our government if it becomes tyrannical.  You may be shaking your head yes on this one, however picture this in your head.  A group of citizens armed with assault rifles against an Apache helicopter like the one pictures to the left.  Government 1 - Citizens 0.  Not to mention the M-1 Abrams tank and the M-2 .50 caliber machine gun.  The bottom line here is none of the justifications that these brainless chimps throw out can sway me to think that it is OK for people to have assault rifles.  These weapons with high capacity magazines of 100 shells are only needed for one thing, mass murder.  Get them out of society, its a no brainer.  Our officials need to tell the NRA to shove a gun barrel where the sun don't shine and pull the trigger.  Its time for our greedy Congressmen to refuse the NRA's money and vote with some common sense.  For some reason I doubt that will happen.  The slimy tentacles of the NRA stretch wide and far throughout our government.  I just hope and pray that our leaders have big enough orbs to send the NRA packing.                      

3 comments:

  1. Agreed Jim. I'm not sure about the handgun thing (although I've never owned and never will) but def no need for us to own assault rifles. That is just silly.

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  2. I'm no gun proponent, I don't own a gun and I've fired a gun once. I'm all for tougher regulations on obtaining assault weapons and the like. I'm not for taking weapons away though. I want to be on board with you but I just don't trust bureaucracies.

    I believe despite the lack of what they knew of the future our forefathers had some insights as to what tyranny could do. People with power know how to manipulate situations in their favor. Case in point; discontinuing the draft. After all of the fallout from the charade called Vietnam they decided they didn't want to deal with the outrage again. This is a tactic, not a way to save lives. The same holds true for the anti-gun movement. I don't believe for a moment that a few can take down an Apache (crazy!). However, I'm cautious as to the future when you've removed the bite from the dog. It'll make it much easier to climb over the fence and get what they want. Make it tougher to obtain a gun, bring the systems up to date and hold people accountable for their stuff.

    Hey, how about the pharmaceuticals these killers have been on. Maybe focus some attention on the mind altering stuff too. Once again they're hidden behind the end result.

    Okay, I'm done with my gripping now. Good post, look forward to more!

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