Gun Appreciation Day is January 19th, and I predict it will be a bang up success (pun very much intended).
I love guns and the fact that we live in a country founded on rugged individualism. Because of that, many citizens are very pro-gun. Contrary to what you may hear from the anti-gun crowd, this doesn’t make these citizens a bunch of crazies bent on turning every corner of America into the Wild West. It’s just the opposite. These patriots respect our Second Amendment right to bear arms as the chief means we have of ultimately protecting our individual liberties, including the First Amendment.
I particularly resent the way the anti-gun crowd portray people committed to protecting the Second Amendment. If you know anything about guns, you know they’re sexy (because they represent power and power is sexy) and they’re safe. True proponents of keeping our Second Amendment rights alive know how important it is to respect the power of a gun and keep and maintain it in a safe manner.
These gun rights advocates are the good guys and the good guys aren’t the problem. It’s the whack jobs. Nothing gun haters want to do would prevent all the recent tragedies we’ve seen from happening. Unfortunately, by focusing so much on curtailing the rights of the good guys, it’s ultimately only the whack jobs who’ll have guns if the gun haters get their way.
I’m particularly disgusted by how elites treat this issue. Politicians and celebrities see nothing hypocritical in not only having a single gun themselves but in some cases travelling with an entire posse of armed people to protect them while fighting to strip guns out of the hands of average citizens. I’ll be more interested in listening to what they have to say when they give up their own armed guards first. How lame and hypocritical.
I think having guards in school is a great idea. We have them in banks and government buildings. What’s more important—money or our kid’s lives? If you think that’s ridiculous, then let’s go ahead and disarm everywhere. Somehow, I don’t see that happening. More hypocrisy.
I’m particularly adamant about this issue as I spend considerably more time in New York City. As a woman, I’m very vulnerable to being the victim of a violent crime. What’s my only possible protection or defense? A powerful set of lungs to scream and hopefully a few Good Samaritans around when I need them is all I have. I hate to say it, but that’s not particularly comforting.
In Indiana where I’m from and Kentucky where I was born, guns are quite prevalent. People grow up with guns and respect them. People in both states are very well armed, just as our Founders intended. In Indiana, we already have a very readymade militia with guns stockpiled everywhere.
If you were an enemy of the state, where would you rather launch your attack—Indiana and Kentucky with well-armed citizens or New York City and DC where it’s a crime for the average citizen to own a gun? Clearly, that’s a no brainer.
And for those who think that’s a ridiculous question, read your history books. Many despots began their reigns of terror on their citizens by disarming them first. The Second Amendment is founded on the fear of citizens being forced into submission by such means.
So let’s stay sexy and safe America by protecting our Second Amendment rights and let all the weenies out there move to France.