such as the recent tragedy in the Colorado movie theater, will usually bring
out of the woodwork all of the gun grabbers and politicians yelling for more
and tighter gun control regulations (no surprise).
kinds of senseless acts (perpetrated by an obviously twisted mind) are horrific
and deplorable, gun control regulations are not going to stop anyone bent on
getting their hands on a gun, or explosives for that matter.
It has been
said that once guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns, and that is
true, criminals and mentally disturbed people don’t pay any attention to the
law in the first place ( I think that is why they are called criminals).
Amendment ends with the words “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”, and nowhere in
the Constitution does it authorize or grant permission to change or put
restrictions on it, or state what kind of weapon you may possess, or what
appearance it may infer (assault styled weapons).
The vast majority
of the population owns a gun, or maybe a few guns, but the number of people who
commit crimes with guns is extremely small by comparison to the numbers of
people who own guns.
someone commits a crime using a gun as in the case of Columbine, or the Aurora
movie theater, it is usually horrific enough that the first thing that
politicians start screaming is; WE MUST HAVE TIGHTER CONTROL or GUNS MUST BE
OUTLAWED EXCEPT FOR POLICE AND THE MILITARY.
been tried in Australia, and in England, would you care to hazard a guess as to
what their crime rates are?
thing woven into the gun ownership issue, that you might want to ponder, is the
reason politicians don’t like citizens who possess guns, it makes them
nervous, because they know as long as the citizenry is armed and capable,
we don’t have to take a load of crap from them, because sooner or later, they
push too far and they pay a very heavy price for their Hubris and the folly
they commit in its name.
that only the police should be allowed to have guns is a scary thought, as the
first job I had after retiring from the Air Force, was in law enforcement and I
can tell you that most of the people who work in law enforcement that I met
almost to a man/woman had the idea firmly implanted in their brain that “If
they aren’t wearing a badge, they are automatically a bad guy”, the old us
against them syndrome, which is a pretty dangerous place to be coming from, for
I grant you
a street cop has a dangerous job, of that there is no question, and I
understand he wants to go home at the end of his shift in one piece (who
doesn’t), but as a plain old garden variety
GRANDFATHER, GREAT GRANDFATHER and citizen minding my own business I do not
take kindly to some EGO with a badge pinned on it exercising that ego just for
grins (which has happened a time or two), I didn’t know if I should spank him
or burp him.
know what they teach at the academy these days but somewhere along the line
these folks need a bit of an attitude adjustment.
It is a
real quandary for all concerned, but it certainly isn’t going to be solved by
trying to change what has worked for 236 years, THE CONSTITUTION and THE BILL
FORWARD TO ALL ON YOUR LIST
REQUEST ALL OF THEM TO DO THE SAME