Some Things Are Just Stupid... like swim trunks in the snow, telling your Mother-In-Law she’s fat or quacking like a duck in class. Further restricting Law-abiding, trustworthy and sane, U.S. Citizens from owning guns is about in the same category as these other stupid things... You'll soon see what I mean.
Here are a few interesting cartoons and graphics that a friend sent to me, that simply and, at times, powerfully illustrate my point...
This is a very interesting statistic for me, because my life was once threatened by a crazy street kid who was armed with... you guessed it... with a hammer that was swinging toward my face with the intent of cracking my skull.
I think this one speaks for itself in light of the debacle that President Obama's health care plan is in the U.S. as I publish this article.
If a picture is worth a thousand words... then this cartoon is worth 54,559,615 - the number of Abortions since Roe vs. Wade in 1973!
This one really hit me as to the insanity of further restricting gun ownership for those who are responsible, sane and law-abiding.
I'm not totally keen on terminology used in this graphic... or in the gun debate by many liberals and conservatives... as I think the word, "assault rifle" is a misused, misleading and a generally inaccurate term. Using the term semi-automatic rifle would be more accurate... Anyway, this graphic does make an interesting and neglected point... that the media at large has not much publicized.
Ummm... yeah! Whether you are a liberal, conservative, gun lover, gun hater or indifferent... criminals don't really care. If they think they can take your stuff, your children or your life and not get caught, they will. Here's the plain and simple truth. Criminals will be able to get guns regardless of bans, confiscation etc... for a VERY long time. And if they know you are unprotected, regardless of your political stripes, you should know that truth... the probability that you, or someone you love, will become a victim of a violent crime, will rise dramatically.
The Second Amendment seems pretty clear to me... "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." It didn't take long to read and I didn't even need a teleprompter. Haa, haa. And just in case you didn't remember the sworn oath of the President... here it is...
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." (Emphasis added is mine)
Here's the Best Book on the Second Amendment, "That Every Man Be Armed." OKAY - Here are a few others... no commentary needed (but it's gonna be hard to resist)...
I can't resist... I REALLY like this one! Reminds me of the "Don't Tread On Me" Gladsden Flag of the American Revolution.
Indeed... Let every American learn, respect and value the beautiful Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States of America... that has been given to us by those arguably much wiser than we... WHETHER we agree with every point or not!
Let us not give away rights bought, paid for and preserved for us with the lives of countless brave, freedom-loving men and women... The Constitution is for us, our children and our grandchildren.
Let us not legislate away the sacred rights and freedoms of MANY, based on emotion, whims, democratic swings in cultural tolerance or intolerance... or the wretched, despicable, selfish and incomprehensible acts of a small minority, who care little about others, except for themselves. NOW - to get yourself, your children and everyone you know up to speed on the intent of the Second Amendment...
Here's the Best Book on the Second Amendment in Print, "That Every Man Be Armed." Truth, Courage, Honor, Wisdom and Grace to YOU!