|Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM|
Guns, Guns, & Guns
The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments comprising the Bill of Rights. “…to keep and bear arms.” Let us make sure we do our part and put safety first by way of instruction in class and on the range. Let us obey the laws. Let us teach young children about guns. Gun safety is very important and not a game. Proper instruction is a must for young minds and it also keeps their curiosities to a minimum. As long as we do these things, there should be no talk about doing away with the 2nd Amendment.
However, there are politicians that only see the bad that guns do. Guns don’t do bad, people do bad things with guns. It takes a criminal or irresponsible person to do damage with the firearm. The politicians are sure that if they do away with the guns then the criminals will not be able to obtain them. I disagree.
What are guns for? My opinion, four reasons.
1. Hunting - I used to hunt anything that walked on four legs or flew with wings. I remember my dad took me hunting, his dad hunted, and his grandpa hunted. In other words it’s a heritage. It is a skill and I can eat what I harvest and survive if needed. I will take my boy (and girls if they desire) hunting.
2. Selfdefense/protection - I have a gun for protection. Protection from would be criminals threatening my life or the life of a family member, not possessions,items can be replaced. If you own a firearm, be sure to keep it locked up. You might say “it does me no good to have it locked away; it would take me too long to get it if I needed it.” Well, if you grab your gun when you are not fully awake or aware you could do more harm than anticipated. Let me tell you a story about when I was younger, still living with my mother. She was away for the weekend, or so I thought. She ended up coming home early.She tried coming in quietly; however, it was about one o’clock in the morning and she startled me. I jumped up out of bed and grabbed my gun. She was nearly shot because I didn’t have time to adjust to what was happening.
3. Sport - I have been sport shooting before many times. Sportshooting could be an educational class to get a concealed weapons permit or a turkey shoot or other instructional class to gain confidence and accuracy.
4. War - I appreciate the men and women that defend our freedom. Enough said.
So if you own a firearm, please be responsible and keep them locked up. Put them in a safe. Keep the ammunition in a different location. Document them by taking pictures and recording model and serial numbers. Report any stolen firearm immediately to local law enforcement.