Thursday, July 26, 2012

Benjamin Air Rifle

My mother (I'm in my 50's now) always told me to avoid crowds if possible.  People can snatch your wallet hit you over the head or push a needle into you and there's nothing you can do. So I am one aware individual.  Yes, even at Disney World.

Raised in the Ouachita mountains of Arkansas, a hunter and hand gun enthusiast it was part of home training to understand the tools known as guns.  I'm saying this to educate some.  Changing oil in a car, tying a fishing line, fixing a lawnmower, using a power saw and power drill, handling guns safely.  This was all proper home training right up there with loading the dishwasher and grilling hamburgers.  These were all part of the last remaining generation of parents that actually hunted for food (swamps and fields of southern Illinois) for their parents. The Steam age, pre/post WW2.

My parents were an intact family that loved one another and often went to church.  But we don't live in that perfect world do we?  So in my mind (and many many others) "Gun Control" means managing recoil on a 44caliber cap and ball revolver after a good target shot.  Gun control is assuming every gun in the closet has accidentally got a shell in the chamber when you take it out  and verifying the chamber is empty and verifying safety is 'on' anyway.

But we don't live in that perfect world anymore do we!  So gun control has become a euphemism for "Taking all guns away from everybody if possible."  I wasn't born yesterday don't try to BS me.
You probably don't know this but some air rifles are so powerful they can easily kill someone and I have one of them.  Gonna control that?  You probably don't know this but the US Coast Guard rules say that every boat should have a flare gun.  Any idea what a flare would do to someone if you fired it at them?  Did you know some flare guns will take a 410 gauge shotgun shell? Going to control that?

Did you know there are as many ways to kill someone as there are to love someone?  Love is a decision.  And if you added up all of the murders and all of the mass killings in American history it would be completely overshadowed and pale in comparison to the serial killing abortion industry, a constituency of the gun control lobby.

I know you get tired of hearing this but it just has to soak in:
"Guns don't kill people.  People kill people."  Let's state it differently:  "Knives don't kill people. People kill people."  Still another "Broken beer bottles don't kill people. People kill people." and another "Baseball bats don't kill people.  People kill people."

In conclusion: "You will never get my guns from me until you pry them from my cold dead fingers."