Gun Control Perceptions
Gun control! Gun control has more than one perception. I have heard one statement that “gun control is the control of recoil.” That is true, technically! However, I believe that statement was one of emotion rather than one of thought. I feel that I have been inclined to think along that reaction to some events that I’ve experienced. It approaches a state of anger.
National Rifle Association (NRA)
I am a long-time member of the NRA, and I am also a firm believer in the majority of the positions taken by the NRA leadership and the Association membership. Without their efforts to fend off the liberal Obama Administration’s campaign to strip the Second Amendment from the United States of America (USA) Constitution, I feel that gun control would be absolute. I feel, as many do, that the Second Amendment guarantees all the others. Much of the Nation’s strength is in the armed position of the civilian population. This population includes many former military and civilian police members. And, if current trends persist, I believe that at some point in the near future the currently active military members and civilian police members will have to declare themselves. They will have to decide whether they are going to defend the constitution, as they are sworn to do, or devote their allegiance to a lawless Government.
Gun Control Advocates
Gun control advocates are not a group for which I have an affinity. I would rather seek relationships elsewhere. I would rather be in a crowd of legally permitted, concealed carry, gun owners, than one in which I know nothing about the propensities of the membership. In today’s environment in the USA, I believe that in most crowds you are going to have illegal gun carriers, concealed carry, about which you know nothing of their background or intent. If they are illegally carrying, I think it is reasonable to assume that they are not responsible citizens.
Gun Control has already started at Bass Pro Shops Sporting Goods.
When I was ready to pay for my purchases of gun powder and bullets at my local Bass Pro Shop, the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”…
Making a mental note to complain to the NRA about the gun control wackos running amok, I did just as she had instructed. When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to how I should place my credit card in the card reader.
I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
They need to make their instructions to seniors a little clearer.
I still do not think I looked that bad.
The above article was first published by Donald McElyea on the website http://www.ihaveheard.com on December 5, 2014. Little if anything has changed since that posting and the subject and observations are just as valid today.