I don’t have much to add to what has already been said about the shooting that happened in Connecticut. I am sad that so many innocents lost their lives to the evil of one man.
I am angry that adults who could have had a chance to defend themselves were instead victims because of “gun free” zones, and I am infuriated that there are people who think the way to stop this from happening again is to take away our ability to defend ourselves from monsters.
One person I knew from school posted on Facebook that “America needs gun control now”. He is from India and admits that he does not understand our history, culture or Constitution but he is perfectly happy to declare that we should be disarmed when facing monsters because “The rest of the world doesn’t need guns.”
I pointed out to him that Great Britain’s gun crime rate doubled when they put their draconian gun laws in place. The response “We aren’t talking about England.”
When I pointed out the places in the US where restrictive gun laws have been removed crime has gone down the response was “Well, all those guns didn’t help these poor kids!”
The more I pointed out that actually allowing people to defend themselves is the best protection against monsters, the more he insisted that the US needs to be more like other countries that allow their people to be sheep to the slaughter and this led me to only one conclusion.
These people that want restrictive gun laws want them for one of two reasons:
1 – Control. If you are in charge the best way to make sure that you stay in charge is if your subjects are disarmed. This one we have all known for quite a while.
2 – They WANT to be victims. It is easier for these people to just throw up their hands and say “It was out of my control” than to grab hold of the situation and decide that come hell or high water they are going to go down fighting. By being a victim they can instead just cry and demand that “something” be done without having to do anything themselves.
We really have become two countries. One country where we rely upon ourselves and neighbors help neighbors and the other country where when it all goes wrong the people stand around waiting for someone to do “something” to make them feel “safe”.
What they don’t realize is that their is no such thing as ‘safe’. Never was, never will be. Those who call for more restrictions, more laws, and less freedom all in the name of being safe are really just hoping that they can appease the monster and it will leave them alone – like that crappy M Night Shyamalan movie “The Village” where they tried to build the perfect society free of violence and yet it’s still with them.
Evil can’t be wished away, you might be able to appease it for a time but eventually it will eat you unless you man up and fight it. It’s too bad that so many people can’t see that no matter how many times it happens.
ISTJ – “Trustee”. Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time- honored institutions. Dependable. 11.6% of total population.
Just read through the description and it says that I follow rules and shows art as a ‘disfavored’ job type. Also said that I am insensitive to the hardships of others.
Guess I’m the exception to the rule
I am very grateful for the support I have been seeing from the community for Tam – from the emails I have been getting that is.
I know that some others are doing raffles as well, like this offering of a Viper holster from Dragon Leatherworks. It is an amazingly nice holster and one that I would love to get my hands on as well, but I’m going to leave it to all of you to get a chance for.
I also hate to mention this, but I would like to think that everyone is going to be honest and use one donation for one raffle. As I said, I know money is tight and I (and I am sure everyone else) am very grateful you are all stepping up to help out Tam this way.
I’m not sure who else is raffling items off (besides Dragon and Zercool that is), but my goal is to raise as much money for Tam as possible. So I am thinking that maybe a note in the payment as to which raffle the payment is for to keep it all honest. For me, put the word RIMFIRE on the receipt and send it in.
Everyone who has donated so far, you are fine. But forward, if you could note the donation for which raffle, I would be grateful. If you don’t, I won’t throw it out but I hope you all will
This just in….
McThag has just tossed a Spikes Tactical Florida Limited Edition stripped lower into the pot. Go bid. Do it now.