Civil discussion on Gun Control

Posted: October 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

After the recent slaughter by an evil man in Las Vegas Liberal Democrats are clamoring for gun control again, no surprise there. There are several problems with their outrage. 

1. They feel like they have exclusivity on outrage for such an act. They don’t. 

2. If they want to have a serious discussion about making meaningful change, then they better get their terms straight or they’re going to look like complete idiots. 

3. If you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to firearms, either learn or be prepared to be educated. 

4. If you want to take something be prepared to give something of equal value in return. If you are unwilling to move then so are we. In math it’s called balancing the equation. 

5. If you think that guns are the problem, you don’t understand the problem. If I were to hand you my AR-15 would you suddenly feel the urge to shoot people? If you answer no then you must concede this point. Guns don’t kill, people do.

6. If you don’t think the 2nd Ammendment is there to protect an individual right, then why would the remaining portions do so? We either have individual rights or we don’t. 

So here is my proposal. 

Gun Free Zones:

We’ve seen time and time again that criminals don’t care about obeying the law. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to make things more difficult for them. But on the other side we have to protect the individual rights of law abiding citizens. 

So either give up gun free zones and allow law abiding citizens to carry firearms for protection or provide a reasonable level of protection. 

Here’s what I mean. If you are going to ban me from carrying my personal firearm for protection then you need to provide a level of security that can deal with a threat. Also you have to provide a secure location for me to store my firearm. For example at prisons and court houses they have lockers where law enforcement officers can store their side arms. Law abiding citizens should be able to have the same service provided. 

Universal Background Checks:

There is a difference between a Federal Firearm Licensed (FFL) dealer and a private sale between two citizens. 

If you want private citizens to perform background checks you need to make it easy and optional. A web search or phone call will suffice. Responsible citizens will do it because they want to, but they don’t like to be compelled.

If you want us to make a BGC every time we sell a gun to an individual the you better make that check apply universally. If I’m issued a permit to carry a concealed firearm in my home state, then that permit should be valid in every city and state in the nation. No exception. 

Training

If you want gun owners to have a basic level of training to get a permit to purchase guns, then the government better provide it. Why can’t we teach kids how to respect dangerous items?

I’ve taught my kids the rules regarding firearm safety and even let them shoot my AR-15 and my 9mm handgun. They understand what it can do and that they are NOT toys. 

It’s not fear, but a healthy respect. 

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2016 Caucas

Posted: March 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

I can’t believe I did it. I registered as a Republican so I can participate in the primary process. I will be going back after this. This is very educational in learning about the election process better. 

There are some crazy people here. I always knew that people who were affiliated with a political party were a little off kilter, but it’s good to see it first hand. I guess it’s good that people are passionate for one party over another, but that doesn’t mean I’m staying with this. 

This presidential election year has been crazy to say the least. This morning I decided that this year the primary level was more important than the actual presidential election. 

The field of candidates on both sides of the isle are all crazy. Some less crazy than others, so that’s why I came tonight. 

Everyone should do this at least once. 

Change.org could stand to change

Posted: March 4, 2014 in General
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I recently saw an article regarding a petition for Facebook to block people from selling guns through posts on their site. This petition is being run through a web site change.org. You have to know what your enemy thinks to be able to strengthen your own positions. What I noticed about their site is that all the petitions are completely one sided. You are free to comment about the topic, but it still counts as a voter “for” the cause. change.org is not a great place to proffer discussion, so in my opinion it’s worthless.

As a side note while I’m writing this post I’m thinking about starting a petition for change.org to change themselves.

Today I came up with a method to eliminate the illegal Drug market. And the plan I have is so simple that it would work, which means it would never get implemented. By implementing this plan we could probably cut the DEA in half within 5 years, saving our country billions of dollars each year.

Step 1
Make illegal drugs, legal. I know it sounds crazy, but read to the end before you criticize me for saying so.

Step 2
Regulate the manufacture and distribution through the FDA. By making drug manufacturers adhere to the same testing and approval standards as legal drug makers it will take them decades to pass muster.

Step 3
Force people to purchase through their Affordable Care Act approved health care plans, or medicare. People can’t afford regular medications, so they won’t be able to get these either.

Step 4
Distribute through the Pharmacy system. We can’t even get prescribed medications without waiting several days.

In short, put the US Congress and the Federal Government in charge and the whole thing will be completely destroyed within 10 years.

The NFL is Anti-American

Posted: December 2, 2013 in Constitution, General
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Most people that know me well know that I don’t care much for American Football. Now there are more reasons to dislike the NFL. First of all the Super Bowl was created to suck money. The average cost of a 30-second ad in 2013 was around 4Million dollars. It generates around 75 Million dollars. You’d think that an organization like that wouldn’t care about who is willing to pay the piper, but alas the sport that claims to be American is more than willing to trample on the constitutional rights of Americans under the guise of the rights to free speech. Personally it’s just another reason to hate the NFL.

We should all show them what we think of their trampling of the constitution and not watch their communism sport.

Both Sides Suck

Posted: July 31, 2013 in Congress

One reason I refuse to affiliate with one political party over another is that neither side seems to have any good answers. Today I was listening to a news report about how the Republicans are still fighting against the Affordablr Care Act. I don’t have a problem with them working against it, but they have yet to present us with an alternative! I don’t agree with all the provisions of the the law, but there are some good parts. It doesn’t help for the republicans to be against everything the Democrats do, they need to provide alternate solutions.

I just want both parties to grow up and figure out how to make things work. It’s fine to have differing opinions, but in the end if they could just work together I think everyone would dye of shock.

The one-way street of Racism

Posted: July 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Now that there is a verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman case in Florida I can’t help but listen to the rhetoric from those the feel the outcome of the trial should have been different. I think the worst offender is the Reverend Al Sharpton. He keeps trying to make this case about “race”, except for him “race” is a one-way street. I can’t stand single-minded people. Rev. Sharpton is quick to claim that Mr. Zimmerman profiled Mr. Martin based on his race, but the truth of the matter is that Trayvon Martin profiled Mr. Zimmerman based on HIS race as well! One whitness testified that Martin referred to Zimmerman as a “creepy ass cracker” during their telephone conversation.

Where is the Reverend on that! What has he to say regarding the racist comments of Mr. Martin!? When will the Reverend speak out against the racism of his own people? Never going to happen. Probably because it doesn’t support his purposes. Where is Jesse Jackson on this? What does he have to say about the racial profiling of whites?

Here are some realities. There was an outcry by the media and these so-called “Civil Right Activists” to arrest Mr. Zimmerman for defending himself against someone who was physically assaulting him and it happened. There was an outcry for Mr. Zimmerman to have his day in court to uncover all the truth regarding this unfortunate case and it happened.  Mr. Zimmerman got his day in court to be judged by a jury of his peers and it happened. This jury of peers considered all the evidence brought by the prosecution and the defense and even with the prosecution coming in with a lesser charge because they knew they didn’t have enough evidence to prove beyond all doubt that Mr. Zimmerman was guilty of 2nd degree murder, and found that Mr. Zimmerman was justified in his actions. Why is it that Reverend Sharpton can’t let it go now? What about the Civil Rights of Mr. Zimmerman?

I won’t deny the fact that Mr. Zimmerman made some bad choices that tragic night and I’m sure if he had it all to do over again he would make different choices. Is this event going to change his life forever? Yes! Will he make the same mistake again? I don’t think so. 

I hope I’m never put in his position.