Posts Tagged ‘Gun Sales’


February 28, 2018

Well, it happened again. Liberals are able to do what no marketing firm representing a manufacturer or vendor can do when it comes to raising gun sales volume. The more insanely they bellow about “high capacity clips”, “assault rifles”, “military weaponry” and “well regulated militia”, the higher gun sales volume goes.

Let us first be aware of the Second Amendment. “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.” Liberals/progressives want to concentrate on the words “well regulated Militia”, forgetting that without arms any formal grouping is useless against a heavily armed tyrannical government. They also like to bring into the conversation the likeness of a musket to a semi-automatic rifle.

Here’s what happens to their “living/breathing document” argument.

For my money, if some despot leading the government authorizes the use of automatic rifles to suppress the citizenry, then “We the People” should have like weaponry to defend our freedoms. I’m okay with civilians having fully automatic weapons (now illegal in most states). Their non-combat use might be restricted to sanctioned ranges with heavy fines or imprisonment for unauthorized use beyond that scope. But, when the time comes, we must be able to defend our lives, our freedoms and our dignity by any means possible from those who choose oppression over freedom.

It is also imperative that each and every gun owner pass an accredited class in Basic Handling and Firearm Safety. While not advocating for another “tax” aka license, the school or instructor should issue a certification attesting to the attendee’s knowledge and ability to comply with reasonable standards. Today, to purchase a firearm, there is a very reasonable $10 fee for a federal background check. It’s the responsibility of the feds to collect and secure the required information for that $10 before issuing a permit to purchase.

We were told that giving up some of our privacy to enact the Patriot Act would allow federal agencies to interact with local law enforcement and share information to keep us safe. Well, our privacy and some of our liberties are now gone, yet there is still inadequate responsible information sharing to keep us relatively safe.

Let us not lose more with little to nothing in return.