Friday, December 21, 2012

It's Time to Play Defense, Not Chicken

So our elected officials think that America wants choking gun control in the aftermath of the most recent shooting. NRA membership has increased at 8,000 members a day since the Connecticut tragedy. American's who respect the constitution and our second amendment right to bear arms are stepping up to the plate and doing something to help fight off future attempts at tougher gun control. The NRA who had for the most part remained quiet following the event issued a press release today. During the conference NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre talked about the 4 million mothers and fathers who are members of his group. He talked about how banks, airports, government officials, courts, and sports venues are all protected by armed security yet we leave our schools unprotected and vulnerable to attacks.

As a member of the NRA I agree with Mr. LaPierre. Our children are the most important things in our lives. They are the future generation of this country. What type of an example are we setting, by tirelessly protecting politicians and sports stars while leaving them helpless. We all know that bad guys don't care about laws. Adding more to the books when we half heartedly enforce the existing ones is senseless and only gives America a false peace of mind. Mr. LaPierre said it best during the conference when he said "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun!"

Just look at the Clackamas Mall Shooting. After reading all the media reports did you find yourself asking how, during the busiest shopping season, Jacob Roberts opened fire and only managed to kill two people and himself? Well the reason is actually quite simple. Nick Meli, a shopper at the mall that day who holds a concealed carry permit confronted the shooter. He elected not to take the shot however because it would have put another bystander in jeopardy. Instead he took cover and according to Nick, the last shot he heard after confronting the shooter was the one that took his own life. Nick Meli's presence saved lives that day and he didn't even fire a shot. In fact he did exactly the opposite of what anti-gunners across the country claim concealed carriers do. He identified a situation in which his actions could potentially injure someone else and stood down.

How can a government who let hundreds of illegally purchased guns flood into Mexico, later used to kill countless people, effectively comprehend what is best for this country when it comes to firearms. Our own government broke their own laws by allowing Fast and Furious to happen and now they think they have a right to tell law abiding citizens different. The hypocrisy in Washington is alarming, and the fact that American's are being fooled in the process is frustrating.

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