Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Assault on Gun Rights Begins

I was going to start writing some war stories, but this got my ire up.

You would think what with two wars and an economy in dire straights that gun control would be a back burner issue, but the assault on the rights of gun owners and hunters has begun. I am not going to go into a long rant, but I encourage my readers to contact their representatives and let them know how you feel, and sign this petition, and challenge people you know who support gun control.

I'd also challenge anyone to let me know how gun control is going to do anything to stop gun violence. Criminals do not buy guns legally and would not be subject to these new laws. This is a Big Brother mentality far worse than the Bush administration's anti-terrorist wire tapping, which has real potential to keep America safe (I know this from the inside, so don't bother trying to argue). These laws hide behind sound bites of "reducing gun violence", but in reality introduce vast and onerous regulations in an attempt to make it impossible to comply.

Besides all that, this is an issue the several States already regulate. The differences in regulation are based on the differences in the values between places like Colorado, Texas, New York, and California. I choose to live in a State with loose gun laws because I value the right of protecting my family, and I am not some chicken shit who is afraid to hold a gun, let alone use it on someone who threatens my kids. If you want to live in a society where only criminals have weapons, then move to CA or the East Coast. But don't shove that down my throat

Or wildlife for that matter - my 90 lb dog was killed by a deer and a 14 year old in a nearby town was attacked by a Coyote. I need firearms to protect my family, and me and my fellow rural citizens should not have big city folks telling us how we should live.

I also have seen around the world what happens to people who don't have the means to defend themselves and their families when government fails. At the least they are taken advantage of, in the worst they are slaughtered. Don't think it applies to us here in the land of plenty? Civilization is a thin veneer, and it doesn't take much for you to be on your own. Witness LA after Rodney King, or more seriously New Orleans - I was deployed there after the storm, and the only property owners who weren't robbed were the ones who had "will shoot trespassers" signs on their laws. Even some of the police were robbing people's houses there.

By moving on gun control so early in Obama's administration, the liberal members of the Democratic party are confirming the worst fears of gun owners, validating the fear-mongering of the right and costing him good will when this country needs it the most. Obama and the Dems should leave this issue alone until we are out of crisis and then we can bloody each other.

UPDATE: Follow coverage of this here, and consider joining the NRA today. Active Duty Servicemembers can join for free.

UPDATE: For folks that don't read the comments, please read CI Roller's response to this post.

5 comments:

"D" AKA CI-Roller Dude said...

Grumpy,
Read my blogg for today. enough said.

Hope said...

Putting a link up to this RIGHT NOW.

Fu Manchu Dad said...

I'm right there with ya on this one. I posted on a similar topic awhile back based on the rush to buy guns I saw just before BHO got annointed. Keep up the good fight. I hadn't heard about this particular bill. I will link it on my blog.
Take care
FMD

"D" AKA CI-Roller Dude said...

And being a former Calif dude, you know Calif has some of the strictes gun laws in the US...and also the highest crime rate to go with it. What we found was:
1. Criminals don't leagally transfer & buy guns
2. Criminals don't take the required firearms safety test (which in some ways is good so they shoot themselves in the ass sometimes)
3. They don't properly secure the guns that they already illegally have so kids can't get ahold of them.
4. so many times the criminals are already convicted felons---which by Federal and Calif law already prohibits them from having a firearm...but when caught, the courts don't charge them for that in the plea bargains....

When I retire, I want to leave Calif and move to a gun friendly state like Tx or CO.

Anonymous said...

read the "Battle of Jakes" to see what is coming! Buy ammo!