Firearm Safety

Both Democratic candidates for President have stated in one way or another that private ownership of firearms is not protected by the Second Amendment.  The Hildebeast has further stated that the Supreme Court was wrong on the Heller and McDonald decisions, and that she, as President, would appoint Justices to reverse that decision in order to implement an Australian style of confiscation of firearms.

I fully understand why some people are not comfortable around firearms.  For most of the people in one category, they believe that firearms are mysterious beasts of destruction of which the lethality has been over-hyped by both Hollywood and the gun control industry.  These people choose to remain ignorant of the reality of what a firearm is, and believe what they have been spoon-fed by the media.

Others hate guns because of some tragedy that has occurred in their lives that involved a firearm.  While I share their grief and loss of a loved one, it bears in mind that a firearm is a tool which can be misused or used for evil purposes as well as for self-protection and putting food on the table.  These people have fallen into the trap of blaming an inanimate object instead of the person that committed the crime.

Then there is a group of people that simply hate firearms for whatever reason that comes to mind – they look dangerous, people cannot be trusted with them, they cause crime, criminals use them, they promote violence, etc. Their response is to ban them all no matter the consequences.

Before I go too much further, I would like to relate this story that was told to me by my mother…

My mother hated guns.  Period.  She was afraid of them, even though my father showed her how to use them.  But she also saw the necessity of them.

Long before I was born, my parents were living in Nashville, Tennessee.  My father was out of the house working, and my mother was at home when she heard the door in the back of the house open.

Thinking my father had come home early, she rounded the corner expecting to see him only to find a strange man standing in the kitchen.

She ran to the bedroom and retrieved a revolver just as the man entered the bedroom.  She shouted at him to get out, and he left in a hurry.  One can only imagine what might have happened had she not had a firearm.

But she still hated guns.

Whenever I hear politicians and people “who know better than you” state that there is no place in modern society for firearms, I think of this story of where a ninety-pound woman successfully defended herself against a two-hundred pound man, and I also wonder how many times a day, month, or year this same scenario is played out.

The bottom line is that when you hear these people state their opposition for the private ownership of firearms, they are really telling you that you, as a person, do not matter to them what so ever as long as they are elected and/or get their way.  Often, they are protected by bodyguards with, you guessed it, firearms.  They do not care what happens to their fellow man, woman, or child – you are a means to an end if you support them.

Think about this when you hear these morons spout their gun control drivel.

About Tom Roland

Tom Roland is my pen name for this blog. With that in mind... EE for 35 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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