Here we are, six months past President Trump’s inauguration and I am enjoying every moment of it. The reason I decided to write this blog to use it as a warning shot(no pun intended) or a wake up call to defenders of Second Amendment. Ideally it would be all Americans defending the Second Amendment just like they should defend the First Amendment or the US Constitution as a whole. But that’s not the case and I understand or trying to understand. Many people are very comfortable in their lives and are thinking why bother to fight or defend something we have. We might have it now but we might not have it “tomorrow”. Yes we have very gun friendly administration, gun friendly majorities in the house and the senate but……
I want to make sure everyone knows we hold election in this country every two years. Some time it’s the the midterms and next time it’s the presidential election. They’re all important. I would like to see more debate, more activism or more gun friendly legislation being created while the Republicans hold these majorities. As we know the politicians will not do anything unless the people put pressure on them.
The point is,even during this relatively gun friendly environment, we need to work on creating momentum to roll back some of the strict gun control measures that took place in the last decade or so. Why? Why not? It does no good to just sit around and enjoy the moment. This is the moment to truly take advantage of and emphasize our god given rights. I know things are good but they will not stay that way forever. As soon as the majorities change hands(I hope not anytime soon) or we get different President in eight years then it’ll be too late. Do something while going is good.
The important part of this movement, if not the most important, is education. Learning your legal rights, learning about firearms, learning about safety, learning how crucial firearms have been in our history and learning about the gun culture in America.
Gun culture has been a term used mostly in negative terms in the past little while and I want to change that.
You don’t have to be a lawyer to know your basic gun rights, how to travel with firearms or how to acquire your concealed cary permit. These information are readily available on the internet but make sure you study gun rules for the state you live in as different states have different rules as far as purchase, carry or self defense laws. More you know less you need the government to tell you.
Trust me our representatives in the house or senate are not any better than you and I. Actually there are couple things they’re better at, bull s..t and spending other people’s money. Stop looking at them as something special, they represent us not their own interests. They came from amongst us. Keep them accountable. But we are digressing here.
Learn about all firearms not just the once you have. Learn about their purpose, about their lethality, about the fun factor etc. More you know less intimidating they’ll be. There was a point in history of our country where pretty much every abled body citizen had some kind of experience with firearms. Now further and further we are moving away from that time more and more issues we have with accidental deaths, youths killing each other and the negative meaning of the term gun culture.
I have mentioned in my previous blogs there are literally hundreds of millions firearms out there in general public’s ownership. Short of total confiscation by government( never going to happen) we will always have it as part of our American gun culture. So why not work hard to make it less of “forbidden fruit” and more of a positive part of our advanced society.
Safety and proper training is as much part of it as knowing your gun rights and rules of each state you reside. This might be another “out there” suggestion by me but I can not help it.
Why don’t We the People come up with programs to use highly trained former military members to train our young in firearms safety and marksmanship? Do you think former navy seals, army rangers or marines(I know there is no such a thing as a former marine) would not want to help the youth? I would and I’m trying. I’ve never even served in US military but to make a difference in one young person’s life is worth a try to build these programs.
Do these programs cost money? Absolutely but it’s cheaper that the cost of gun violence as we know it now especially in inner cities.
The pressure has to increase from the law abiding gun owners to pass legislation like the Hearing protection act, roll back the magazine capacity regulations, increase state’s sponsored programs for firearms safety and training and stop creating new gun laws. Streamlining and correct enforcement is also needed. Some of our laws enforcement officers don’t even know the laws when they pull over gun carrying law abiding citizens. Has not happened to me yet but I’m hearing many stories.
Don’t look around who is going to make a difference. We all are going to and we’re going to do it now.
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I am sick and tired of the progressives, liberals and their ilk constantly blaming religion for all the bad in the world.
They despise religion for one main reason. People follow religion and not their big government ideology.
I am traveling to Israel this summer and have been reading a lot about the Middle East and religious conflicts over last few thousand years. I came to many conclusions but I want to focus on one undeniable fact. We need to stay focus on proving one fact at a time to liberals.
The past one hundred years, exactly one hundred since November of 1917 have seen more death, destruction and spiritual enslavement by progressive, centralized governments than thousands of years of organize religion. Some might dispute that but just check out some data ever since the Great Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. It started with Stalin, followed by Mao, Pol Pot, Caucescu or Castro or the family of dictators in North Korea. Not to mention others around the world who in the name of building better society for the common man imprisoned, tortured and murdered millions. Don’t forget they also enrich themselves trillions of dollars on the backs of those who survived. Those are the facts that for some reason our children never learn about in schools or colleges. It just does not fit into the religion is evil propaganda by the left.
Al Qeada, ISIS in the name of Islam has cost the western society, in historical prospective, some inconveniences but overall they could not carry water for the “major league teams” like Soviet Union, China or North Korea.
It is very hard to believe we can ignore historical facts. But as Lenin said: “we don’t know what the future brings but we can sure change the history books”.