The recent shootings have brought a call for the banning of Assault Weapons, Guns, and or Ammunition. I am a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment and yet I see pros and cons to both sides of this argument. I personally would rather not own a gun. This insane society we are devolving into has made that choice moot. A shotgun and a handgun should be good enough for basic home defense. Hell, a sword and a club will work in most instances. I don't want the bad Karma of killing anybody, period. And looking at an assault rifle you have to make the conclusion that is what they are made for. But the 2nd Amendment was written to overthrow an oppressive Government, not just for target practice or hunting. The thing is, I doubt bump stocks or fully automatic weapons will help hold off a US military used by a maniacal dictator against his/her own people. Yet it is a bill of rights not a bill of needs.
I believe the solution to all this madness is valuing the lives of others, all others, including animals. It sounds simplistic and naive, I know. And when people like Devin Kelley personify an evil that is incomprehensible to most people we have to realize we will never reach everybody. The Balkanization of our Society has caused many to view opposite opinions as less than human. If minds cannot form an agreement someone has to be inferior.
We must lock up the insane for their own benefit, and maybe a National Review Board/ Database so background checks can be uniform will help. I know that criminals will find ways to skirt all Laws, but everything that will make it more difficult will possibly save a life. Maybe we could have a flag raised when someone who does not pass a background check on an assault weapon so dots can be connected on who these troubled people are and for what reason do they want this kind of weaponry. The cost could be passed on through the purchasing of guns and ammunition, if someone feels the desire to own such weapons they can help bear the cost these weapons bring to society.
In a free society everyone has some responsibility, if something is seen that is not right, speak up.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Environmentalist activists make bad Presidents. Bad Presidents make bad decisions. Bad decisions by Presidents make life miserable for people who live in reality. Miserable life for people who actually live the reality politicians create make dissatisfied voters. Dissatisfied voters vote the bums out of their offices.
My dream scenario is that we eliminate the obstacles to the growth of our Nation and focus on the things that will strengthen US.
Obama and Co. are a huge obstacle with their war on material energy and childlike fantasy that green energy will replace fossil fuels in a miraculous glitchless supplanting. Obama in his speeches says that there are no silver bullets or quick fixes to the cost problems we now face. I say that the time to think forward is from the past.
When Obama became President the price of gas was $1.84 a gallon. That price reflected the curtailed demand caused by the economy in freefall. That would have been a great time to be working on solutions to energy, our backs were not up against the wall, if we had tried to secure our independence right then we would be seeing the goal much closer than we are right now. One of the militant environmentalists best excuses or reasons to do nothing is that every solution is 10 years down the road therefore so far into the future we cannot reap a benefit. When I was a child in the mid 70's that was a lament, every 10 years or so we hear it again when prices spike. It will always be like that until we slap down those who would regulate US into a has been.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
On Charlie Sheen.....I don't understand why people are coming down so hard on Charlie. He's living the dream that Hollywood bamboozles our kids with every month with movies of that very lifestyle----drugs, a great job, great family, and lots of sex with young girls. Why are people so mad about those young girls living at his house, helping to rear his kids? By golly, "Doesn't it take a village?" They're just part of that "village." So, basically, Charlie is living the "Hollywood American Dream, " the way it's portrayed at the boxoffice to our youth and around the world and to our politicians. Remember, it "takes a village." Good job, Charlie!