Facts stand in the way of the liberals’ push for gun control
Someone sent me this essay and it is worth a look.
Why Grandpa carries a gun.
Why Carry a Gun?
My old grandpa said to me “Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a whoopin.”
I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.
I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate…
I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
Police protection is an oxymoron.
Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the
crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a whoopin.’
Here are a few gun facts.
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects.
During World War II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were armed.
Switzerland issues every household a gun. Switzerland ‘s government trains every adult they issue a rifle. Switzerland has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world.
Liberals and progressives are in full attack mode in trying to enact more gun controls. New legislation won’t make it past the House (though it could pass in the Senate) but President Obama plans on circumventing Congress and placing new restrictions without legal cause (remember how he ordered the Justice Department to not enforce the Defense of Marriage law?)
The next step is to ban certain guns (those that shoot people and can’t be used for hunting). Next, there will be a push for registering every gun in the nation. If that were to succeed, the final step would be confiscation of all guns “not used for hunting or target practice.”
The Founding Fathers knew that Americans needed protection from a government that tends to overreach. By disarming the nation, liberals will take a giant step toward controlling the population. And they will also be dismantling the Constitution and putting us all at jeopardy.
• A guy dozing off while driving pulls to the side for a nap. Just as he dozes off a jogger raps on his window and asks for the time. The guy tells him and tries to sleep again but minutes later another jogger taps his window and asks the time. The guy tells him and writes on a piece of paper, “I don’t have the time” puts it in the window and goes to sleep again. Minutes later another jogger taps his window and says, It’s 9:15 a.m.
• A man visits a doctor with a celery stuck in each ear, a carrot stick up each nostril and a package of frozen peas in his mouth.
He mumbles, “Doc, I’m just not feeling well.”
The doctor replies, “Maybe you’re not eating right.”
• A Catholic guy goes into the confessional box after 20 years of being away. Inside, he is surprised to see a fully equipped bar with wine on tap. On a wall are cigars and chocolates.
Then the priest comes in. “Father, forgive me, it’s been a long time since I’ve been to confession and I must admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be.”
The priest replies: “Get out. You’re on my side.”
• A French man nearly got away with stealing a number of paintings from the Louvre.
However, after planning the robbery and getting in and out and past security, he was captured only three blocks away when his Econoline ran out of gas.
When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, “I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.”
• A man and his girlfriend were out to dinner one night. The waiter tells them the night’s special is chicken almondine and fresh fish.
“The chicken sounds good. I’ll have that,” the woman says.
The waiter nods. “And the vegetable?” he asks.
“Oh, he’ll have the fish,” she replies.