Around 8:20 this morning, I was listening to an interview of a California congressman Mike Thompson on KSRO 1350. He was talking about the gun control
issues the legislature of Missouri is faced with. What I found appalling, as
you should as well, was how belittling he was regarding those supporting the 2nd
Amendment. He alluded to the basic sound bites of limiting magazine capacity for
gun which is one agenda item they are looking at. He acknowledged everyone’s 2nd
Amendment right to bear arms is not in jeopardy. What was particular troubling were
his assault rifle comments. I don’t have the transcript in front of me so will
be paraphrasing here; “Some have been saying they need guns to protect
themselves from the government.” Chuckling, he added “that argument is baseless
since an AR-15 won’t stand up to the drones that we all know can take out
individuals. These people with this argument are the first ones that will call
the police or fire departments when needed.”
Think about what this government official is saying here.
The government right now can take out you, your family members, or your friends
with drones while limiting your ability to defend yourself. Would you be afraid
of your small town local fire and police departments made up of community
members and not unequipped with armored vehicles and drones? Is this not the
whittling away of your 2nd
Amendment right and the reason for it? We
United States of
America. Let me remind you by breaking that down. We are located in North
America. Our country is made up of 50 individual states and territories in North
America. The federal government is there to provide continuity between the
states and territories and guard the national borders and the like. The federal
government is not to be the controlling body like the King of England once was.
If we continue to allow the federal government to encroach our rights then we
shall expect our grandchildren to riot in the streets as we see now in other
parts of the world; a hybrid of a civil war and a revolution.
Like it or not, the federal government will tax us more to entice
our local police and sheriff departments with cash to enforce the federal laws
that will take away our rights but will do nothing to stop a law breaking thug.
We will be left with higher taxes, less safety, and less freedom. Why would we
want this? I have had friends murdered and have been in convenience stores that
were being scouted for robbery. I do not want to be left defenseless or less
defensive nor do I wish the same for my family or friends. We cannot bring back
the children lost but we can arm the guardians to lessen or prevent more losses
in the future.
Footnote: I do not own an AR-15 or “assault weapons” nor do
I own cases of bullets and high capacity magazines. I do remember the Rod and
Gun Club we enjoyed in high school and believe those clubs should be allowed
back in schools. They were safe, non-violent, and only promoted respect for