GUN CONTROL or HOW TO INCREASE GUN SALES?
Does anyome besides me have trouble trying to determine Obama’s real objective after his latest news conference this morning? After he armed the Mexican drug dealers one would think he should be more careful arming unhappy freedom loving Americans.
Why do politicians play emotional gymnastics to make sure they can get re-elected? Watching President Obama use children to seek political cover makes me sick. Who in their right mind believe a child wrote the letters he used to build his latest political smokescreen. It is more than obvious to sane people the entire episode today was to increase political pressure to support his executive orders that usurp the Constitution. Why can’t he just be honest one time when he continues his quest to change the rules that will eventually wreck our Republic form of government that he despises?
Being a native Texan I may have some views radically different from others. I joined the Navy at 17 shortly after World War II. I had never owned a gun and had never seen a gun in our family home. I owned a BB gun like most kids in the late 1930’s and early 1940”s. Immediately after Boot Camp, I was assigned to serve in aviation ordinance. For the next two years my daily task was to remove machine guns and cannons from aircraft and clean them and re-install them. Once each month we cleaned every rifle, shotgun and pistol that was used in training at the gun range. This required that each weapon be test fired which usually took one entire day to perform. I probably shot more guns by the time I was 19 than 99% of today’s population.
Over my lifetime I did hunt game birds and deer with weapons that were owned by others. Hunting never provided me with the pleasure that others seemed to enjoy. I have always understood that control of game population is necessary and I have no problem with people legally hunting or fishing. By the way, until the politicians decided to ignore enforcing our laws, we never had serious gun problems or the need to protect ourselves in most of America.
We have no need to have individuals owning guns designed for war or the unnecessary violence we are bombarded with on TV and in the movies. These two things are the reason we have the crime and crazy people problems of today. Everyone knows this and nothing has been done to stop this madness yet. Congress just has no desire to do anything that might get them defeated in the next election.
I retired to live in rural east Texas over 20 years ago where hunting and fishing is expected. Until I retired I never owned a rifle, shotgun or pistol. Having worked in 32 countries and 49 states, I never felt threatened unless I was in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, Saudi Arabia, Algeria or Houston. I never felt threatened in Denmark, Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, Canada or Hong Kong just to list a few.
A few years ago I purchased a single shot 22 children’s rifle. I doubt that many Americans know they make rifles for children. I also bought varmint ammunition as I had no desire or intent to kill anything. Just chase away destructive squirrels that were chewing my wife’s Christmas wiring.
I now own a 410 shotgun, a 22 repeating rifle and a 28 revolver in addition to the single shot 22. I own a box of ammo for each but the only weapon I have ever shot is the children’s 22 rifle. Why, my next door neighbor, who owned a virtual arsenal of every type of gun imaginable and enough ammo to defend a fort, convinced me that I needed to protect my property and life as gun control was imminent.
What prompted me to write this article is that I need to buy a box of 22 Varmint shells. I was preparing to go to the local gun store nearby until I read in the weekly paper that the store had sold every gun and box of ammo they had. It also revealed that they were getting calls from several states to buy guns and ammo that they think that a small town gun shop in the east Texas woods might still have in stock.
This motivated me to possibly put a new twist on the gun control issue. Obama disrupted morning TV again today to create his latest gun crisis that was summarized by his token white Vice President. I wish I had kept track of all the hundreds of crisis events Obama has used to destroy my freedoms.
He has accomplished two new records for America. He has divided the people and appears to desire another civil war to achieve his agenda. He has also been responsible for selling more guns and ammunition to Americans that can be used for civil strife than every other President since Lincoln.
Using children to promote his agenda is the most hypocritical thing he continues to do. This would be viewed as child abuse or violation of child labor laws in most civilized countries. What makes it even worse is these poor children will have to pay for the economic train wreck he is hoping for.
One thing is certain the poor kids he uses as supporters to promote his agenda, will hopefully someday remember that they did not vote for him. What is really scary is, if he could have reduced the voting age to six, he would now be ruler of his own Kingdom instead of a lame duck President. Don’t count him out yet, this may be his next Executive Order?
Hopefully history will recognize that Obama is the slickest con man who ever lived. No wonder Slick Willy is so awe-struck by his performances. Clinton is smart enough to know that Obama will not surpass him when history reports him to even be worse than Carter who barely beat him.
My two year old grand daughter will be writing the POTUS complaining about how the stimilus money did not help the economy. She will also point out that ‘ tax and spend’ has never helped with economic recovery. She will remind the POTUS that Exccutive Orders are against the constitution and can be used only when Congress is not in session. I assume the POTUS will be contacting her to join him when he reads her letter to Congress.
My one year old great granddaughter will co-sign.