Me, Guns And The 2nd Amendment.

Posted: June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Let me talk a little bit about guns. Now a word to my liberal friends; drop the talking point “common sense” when talking about the school shootings and such. There is no common sense way to deal with madness. It is just something that can be repeated over and over to make your ideas sound good. No one is falling for that………Now

I grew up and still live in the semi rural south. Growing up, there were no gun cabinets, no gun safes, most people just propped their guns against the corner of the fire place and kids didn’t bother them. What has changed?

How did we go from a nation where guns were not given a second thought but had very few gun deaths, to a nation where guns are shunned but kids are dying all over the place? Popular thought is that if you can hide the gun, don’t let kids see it, teach them to run away, that they will be safe. It seems as if the opposite is true.

I was raised around guns. There is an old 8mm movie clip that was made when I was about 6, where I’m leaning against my father and shooting a 12ga. shotgun. In the early 70’s if my friends and I wanted to go squirrel hunting, the only way to the city limits was marching right through the middle of town carrying our shotguns and 22 rifles. No one cared. People would wave at us as they drove by, no one called out the SWAT team and locked the town down. During hunting season you could find a gun in over half of the cars at the high school. Dropping a knife in your pocket with your change was as natural as putting on your shoes.

What happened? Guns didn’t change. Knives didn’t change.

I raised my children around guns. My son has since raised his children around guns. During the 80’s I did a lot shooting. I shot Bulls Eye, Silhouette, Combat with pistols and Bench Rest with rifles. Never did much with shotguns except play with them. Saturdays were reloading day so that we could go and shoot on Sunday. Most Sundays we would meet at my house, everybody would get their gear out and there would be all kinds of guns everywhere. My children never bothered anything. Why?

I drug my daughter around from gun show to gun show and range to range from the time she was a toddler. By the time my son was born, my shooting was slowing down but he went to his share too. If I happened to buy anything, the first thing that I would do when we got home was to ask my children if they wanted to hold it. If they weren’t interested they said no but if they said yes, I made sure that it was unloaded and just handed it to them. I didn’t make deal of it. Usually after about 4 seconds they would give it back and go about their business. Their curiosity was satisfied.

I never had a problem with them getting even a BB gun when they weren’t supposed to because they knew that if there was something that they wanted to shoot, all they had to was ask. Nothing was hidden.

If you try to hide something from a kid you will send your child hunting for whatever they think you have hidden. If you tell a child not to touch something, it will have little finger prints all over it. That is what kids do and no one can change that. They hunt and they find and there they are holding a gun in their hand. Is it loaded? They don’t know. Is the safety on? They don’t know. Is it single action or double action? They don’t know. They put their finger on the trigger and they can’t pull it back so they play, they don’t know that by pulling the hammer back that it now only takes ¼ the pressure to pull the trigger. And a child dies simply because, they didn’t know. But they should have.

Now, lets talk about Rauch’s favorite scapegoat, the mentally ill, rampaging dangerous criminal. This is from facebook.

 

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Everybody wants to talk about statistics. How many this and how many that and they never want to talk about what the statistics show.

What is the number 1 cause of gun deaths?

Suicide...In 2010 suicide accounted for 62% of of all gun related deaths.So out of 31,076 gun deaths, 19,372 were due to suicides.

How do you feel about suicide? Do you support abortion? Do you believe that a person has a right to their own bodies? While suicide is tragic for the families and so pointless, can it be described as preventable? Does having a gun cause a person to commit suicide? Of course not.

When it comes to unintentional gun deaths, the above mentioned children, the careless hunters and such, there were 606 deaths in 2010.I have to keep repeating myself that I see all deaths as tragic and I don’t want to be seen as just minimalizing these deaths but this is the same number of people that froze to death in the United States in 2003. Where is the outcry? Where are the hundreds of millions of dollars that could possibly save some lives to stop people from freezing? It’s not as politically useful as dead children. The shame is that through education, most of these deaths are preventable.

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Now we come to the big boy, homicide.

In 2010 there were around 11,000 gun homicides out of a population of 310 million. I don’t know what that percentage is and it really doesn’t matter. The number is very small.
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I make it plain that I support the 2nd amendment as a codification of a God given right.  I believe in constitutional carry and that what weapon a person has is none of the governments business, so now let me give you the kicker… I don’t carry a gun, I’m not licensed to carry because i have no reason to carry a gun and I don’t want to carry a gun. Being a man with a big belly and no ass at all, it;s hard enough for me to keep my pants up now without a gun pulling them to my knees.

The reason that I don’t feel the need to carry a gun is simple but it is something that both the left and the right get wrong. The chance of random violence is miniscule. Murders are committed by friends and family.Gang on gang, drug dealer on drug dealer, they seem to keep to their own.  If something does happen you have a better chance of being shot by the police rather than Rauch”s crazy criminal.

Now let me give you the deal. If there is a person that I’m afraid to see walk down the street with a gun, that is a person that I;m afraid to see walk down the street period…
Why is a dangerous, mentally ill felon walking down the street? The government has completely failed the people when the people are left at the mercy of predators.

As Jefferson wrote in his draft of the Virginia Constitution,  “No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”Now that is keeping with the constitution. Whether on probation, parole or completed sentence, a person is released upon the population because they are free. They have been returned to society. If a person has been judged unfit to own or carry a gun because they are a danger to themselves or others, what the hell are they doing letting that person out? Remember the signs that store used to have up about armed robbery? Get 25 years at hard labor without parole if you rob this store, turned into 18 months and they are unleashed back on the population.

As usual, the government has it’s role completely reversed. It’s job is not to control guns to protect the people, it’s job is to control the people that are a danger to others. That is a job that it can do but no, we;ll push the law abiding people and turn the criminals loose.

If I don’t want to carry a gun, why do I fight for the right so hard? I have children and grandchildren and while they may not come for peoples guns tomorrow, what are they going to do in 50 years? Over the last 50 we went to kids being hauled to jail because they forgot about a fishing knife in the trunk of their car.

The liberal mantra seems to be now, now, now. My job is to do what I can today to secure a future for others after I’m gone. A stand has to be made and now is the time to make it.

I’m going to close this with a couple of quotes and a couple of pics that you may find interesting…

 

 

 

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace. ~ Thomas Paine

“The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
― John AdamsLetters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife
“Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.”
― John AdamsLetters of J
He has a rifle that fits him much better now.
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Learning to shoot a revolver about age 6
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Braden shooting an AR 15
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Comments
  1. Rauch Wise says:

    But you never addressed the question of does the 2nd amendment prevent a mentally ill convicted bank robber from owning a machine gun? And if is, where in the amendment do you find the language to justify it.

  2. The Gunslinger says:

    I just found this Rauch. Here is the deal. It is societies job to protect the people from the mentally ill and dangerous criminals. Lets look at history… Say you had a dangerous criminal going around stealing horses. What happened to them? They were either shot or captured and then hanged. People did not have to live in fear of them. Dangerous criminals did not walk the street for long. The mentally ill were taken care of by their family. They weren’t mainstreamed into society like today.

    Most people in this country are peaceful citizens and would not sell a gun to someone who they felt should not have it. Now there are no perfect systems, especially with the number of guns in this country. Just as there is a bar that will serve a drunk, there is someone who would sell anyone a gun. No law is going to prevent that but explain to me why before the 1968 act, anyone could buy a gun with no check and the mentally ill and dangerous criminals were not a problem in the country yet after the passage and on through the 70’s crime increased?

    When it comes to the second amendment, since liberals do dot like it they try to find something wrong with it. In the first amendment everything is so simple and easy to understand xcept the part about religion and government; liberals want it ro be a certain way so that has to be what is meant. I know that you get caught up in the first part, about the well regulated militia but it is so simple. The word regulated comes from the word regulation. Regulation is required artifacts.

    “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.” A well regulated militia, the people (Militia) having rifles, pistols, powder, bullets and so on (Well regulated) being necessary to the security of a free state (Not hunting but the security of the state) the right (Right given by God, not a privilege) to keep (own) and bear (carry on their person) arms (offensive and defensive weapons) Shall not be infringed.( Government, keep your hands off)

    As Jefferson said, “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Now a dangerous criminal walking the streets is a free man and has suppoesedly paid his debt to society. God and the constitution have given him the right arms.The government treats rights like privileges and will deny the rights but that doesn’t make it right. If he cannot walk the streets, get him off of the streets. That is a simple solution.

    It seems that every ides that liberals have requires everyone except the offending party to pay the price. It never affects the offenders.

    So yes, the 2nd amendment and natural law gives every free person the right to arms, any arms, but remember, reality comes into play. A machine gun cost $15,000 and up. We will never be overran with criminals having machine guns. For the most part, if they had $15,000 they would not be criminals.