Good one, Rev.
This should be popular around here ... I think Chuck Heston and the NRA are absolutely correct about their gun policies. Disarming the people then taxing them beyond their ability to pay is not a new concept for government. It makes me a little nervous that Hitler and his guys used their "gun laws" as an excuse to confiscate much of the property of their chosen victims. Gave em a nice legal in. History has given us some lessons but we seem to have bought into the "guns are bad" game enough to hand over all the power to the government. Bad idea, in my view.
Here in Canada, I am not allowed to have a weapon. I have been shooting guns since I was so little my father had to stand behind me to prevent me from having my .22 knock me on my just-out-of-diapers behind. I was taught about guns, about gun safety and about the responsibility that comes with using one. Just as I was taught about the responsibility that comes with driving an automobile. Statistics prove cars kill way more people than guns, yet that little fact is swept under the carpet in all the anti-gun rhetoric.
That I am not allowed to have my .22 with the cool horse carving on the butt, handed down from my grandfather, because I refuse to jump through government hoops is a real thorn in my side. Blanket laws are not democratic. There is no provision made for people like me. And the ironic thing is that if I wanted to hold up the local 7-11, I could procure a gun with ease and it certainly wouldn't be my heirloom .22 I would use!! In my hay days, many of my friends and associates carried guns -- not one of them legal. Instead of taking away my gun, there need be laws to get rid of the guns that are actually causing damage. Unfortunately, those folk are not likely to be doing the government hokey pokey to carry their weapons.
So for all of you who thought I leaned so far to the left I was in danger of falling over, here's one to mull over.