Sunday, January 27, 2013
Mr. President, We Are Listening
I'm trying to get off my soap box about the gun control vs. the 2nd Amendment fight that has taken over the headlines, but I can't let this one go.
While I was eating my lunch, ABC News was on the radio. They aired a report of President Obama saying that the Anti-gun Control People "are not listening." He stated no new gun legislation that is being proposed will interfere with hunting, which "traditions goes back to colonial days." He also said that he has recently shot a gun. He played skeet at Camp David.
Mr. President, we are listening. We hear you loud and clear.
You can't hear me, Mr. president. I'm just one American who you will never meet. Even if I wrote this message out on a piece of paper and hand delivered it to the front gate of the White House; you'd never see it. If I had a chance to ask you one question to you face to face, you wouldn't answer it. But just for kicks, I'll asked my one question to you here.
What does the 2nd Amendment have to do with the traditions of hunting or you shooting skeet at your vacation home?
As for my friends who read this, and the nation as a whole, I asked the same question. I also asked who do you think is really listening when it comes to this debate?
I wish I knew what part of "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" isn't clear. The second Amendment isn't about being able to shoot targets or for carrying on the traditions of hunting. It is about defending yourself, your loved ones, your country and your freedom. Being he has a law degree from Harvard, I would think the President would know that.
I don't try to hype up my blog too much. It's mostly just a fun way for me to rant and vent without clogging up my friends Facebook feeds, or upsetting my dear friends who don't agree with some of my views. But I do ask that, if you would like to, please share this. I don't care about the credit. If you want feel free to copy the above and claim it as your own.
I just want people to know my right to own a gun is not about sport. And with that right (as with all rights) comes a huge responsibly that I take very, very seriously.