Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Very interesting article linked on Boortz' page today.

"It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it."

Why I joined the N.R.A.

I too am an NRA member, not because I've been robbed (I have), not because my house has been broken into (it has) and not because I am some wacko gun nut (I'm not. I've never fired my guns more than for basic practice).

No, I'm an NRA member because I refuse to stand by and let some idiot like Chuck Schumer or Sarah Brady pass laws that removes my right to protect myself, my family and my property. It's called insurance. It's something you don't need until you need it. This is America and I'll be damned if I let anyone tell me whether I can own a gun or not. It's not just that the Constitution says so. The Constitution did not give me the right to own a gun. The God-given right of self-preservation already existed long before the Constitution. What the Constitution says is that the government, in no uncertain terms, 'shall not' interfere with that right.

If you're not a member of the NRA you should be. It's an organization of some 4 million every day folks who believe we ought to uphold what the Constitution says. We ought to be free and live together in harmony. But when someone chooses not to live in harmony and wants to harm us, it's our duty to protect ourselves and our loved ones from them. What could make more sense than that? Would somebody please tell me what's 'radical' about that?

The argument about "assault rifles" and "armor piercing bullets" is a bunch of smokescreen hog wash intended to crack through common sense and get you to say 'Hey, yeah, why do they need assault rifles?'. Once they get you that far, it's just a little step and they'll have you saying 'Yeah, why do they need guns at all?'

Like free speech, you have to accept the extreme. You can't have a 'little' free speech. Either you have free speech or you don't. You can't have 'some' of the "right to keep and bear arms". Either you do or you don't. Whether the Founding Fathers anticipated the development of semi-automatic weapons or not is totally irrelevant. The RIGHT still exists regardless of the technology of the day. The notion that we are relegated to carrying flint-fire muskets is as ludicrous as the empty-headed politicians and daytime talk show hosts who profess it.

Join the NRA today, right here, right now. Is your freedom worth $25 a year?



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