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I am going to embark on one of the toughest subjects to date here in this country, the GUN CONTROL DEBATE. I will be adding video links, and media to show that most people’s fears of mass shootings at schools is unfounded, and I will be thrashing the politicians, and the media for stomping on the dead bodies of those little children of Newtown.

I suppose that many of you have seen all of the news, and all of the left wing, liberal politicians, and the right wingers as well spreading their agendas like peanut butter on cheap bread, I am going to question both sides, and I hope to show that the path that they are taking is so very wrong.

Let’s start with some facts, I help to teach concealed carry classes, and I also help with tactical handgun training as well, all the while being a student as well. I learn something everyday that I participate in a class. One of the things that we teach people in the basic concealed carry classes is that “WE ARE NOT THE POLICE” if you are in a situation that you can avoid deployment of your firearm, that is the best way to go. We also teach them this, you are more likely to be struck by lightning, than being shot by an active shooter. In fact mass shootings, and mass shooters are only one tenth of one percent of homicides in America, yes you read that correctly 1/10 of 1% truly, you are more likely to die from falling down. In a typical concealed carry class in my state you have eight (8) hours of classroom instruction, this covers the laws on concealed carry, and shows via video various scenarios of possible incidents, and then there is the lecture part on personal responsibility, how to break down, and clean your firearm, and the legal use of deadly force. In short we teach the students that a gun is nothing more than a tool, a tool that can be used for pleasure, and defense, but never to drive nails.

The FBI releases a report every year on the homicide rate for the previous year, to date 2012 ahs not been released as of yet, so I can only refer to 2011 as it is the most current year reported. Let me point out one thing here, when a police officer shoots a criminal, that officer is relieved of duty, and is then treated as a suspect in a homicide, and until the investigation is complete, that officers shooting will show as a homicide, and then even after the incident is cleared it is counted as a “justifiable homicide.” In 2011 The FBI reported that there were about 15,000 homicides, you will get the exact number in the link that I provide. This was a decrease from the previous year, and that was the trend, that homicide has been on the decrease since about 2009, and way down from a decade before.    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/violent-crime/murder

I have been very upset  at the way that we, the citizens of this once great nation, are so willing to give up the freedoms, and liberties that so many have fought, and died to give us all to a bunch of people that obviously want control over us. What is their motivation? Why do they want control? I have asked myself over, and over again can history repeat itself, here in America? The truth of the matter is, that our country, and it’s infrastructure is in a shambles, our roads are in worse shape than I have ever seen, our bridges are all in such a state of disrepair, and neglect that many of them could literally fall while you are driving across them, and I see no blue skies in the forecast. I hate to do this comparison, but just before the Roman Empire completely collapsed, they were in a very similar situation. Our clergy lies to us, our politicians are all worried about their money, and their pensions far more than they are about us, and we have seen how much help they will give us when things get really bad, i.e. Joplin Mo. Hurricanes Sandy, and Katrina, the many Indian Reservations and the way that indigenous people are being treated still. My answer is as follows, A government by any other name is but a government, and my government is no better than the Russian’s, or the Chinese. So yes they could turn on us, and lower us regular citizens into a third world America. Here is a number for you, governments have killed two hundred and fifty million people in the last century 250 MILLION in one hundred years, take a 58 minute break now and please watch this video.  http://www.youtube.com/embed/d7vNj2sb_00 It is called Innocence Betrayed The History of Gun Control Worldwide.

I was just involved in a long debate with a woman that I do not know, and that was so against concealed carry laws that she called being able to conceal in a movie theater, which is against the law in my state, and I will quote her, “BATSHIT CRAZY”! That is the sentiment that I expect from a group of people that I will now call PROTECTIONISTS. These are the people that you hear screaming at the rallies against violence against women, and child abuse, but that is all that they will do, they would never put their lives on the line for another human, and that is where I and, I believe many concealed carry permit holders differ from her. I told her at the end of our conversation, that I would freely give my life to defend her. She had informed me that she lived in the Chicago area previously and that she had been the victim of a violent crime and that she was now glad that she lived in a country where there were no guns. I got the whole gambit of usual name calling as well, paranoid, postal, she actually said that she did not want me to carry concealed in a movie theater because I might go postal. Statistics show that the greater majority of concealed carry permit holders are “EXTREMELY LAW ABIDING.” I will add some links here in this section to back up that, and the fact that concealed carry holders can, and do prevent crimes and, save lives. These days we are like the homosexuals in the 1970’s we are in the closet, and afraid to even tell our mothers that we have concealed carry permits,,,okay it may not be that bad, but I thought that a little humorous relief might help, please forgive me…. here are some of the links that I promised.

http://fox6now.com/2012/03/25/man-credits-concealed-carry-weapon-for-saving-two-live

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/concealed-weapons-save-lives-article-1.1121161

http://stacyontheright.com/2013/01/08/gun-control-wont-solve-anything-guest-post-by-margaret-m

http://blogs.roanoke.com/dancasey/2009/06/actual-stories-concealed-carry-saved-lives-andor-property

And now some links on just how law abiding concealed carry holders are.

http://hhshootingsports.com/WireShots/archives/2225

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concealed_carry_in_the_United_States

I wanted to wait until the Joe Biden inquisition was over to finish this blog, I saw that New York moved in the way of the idiot. They banned the sale of assault weapons, which by definition were banned anyway because the general public cannot buy assault weapons. What a bunch of ignorant, morons, oh I am not just talking about the politicians of New York, I am talking about anyone that falls for the propaganda and thinks that I, or any other citizen can buy assault weapons, you are all truly a mass of idiots. I will define an assault weapon for you and then I will tell you all about my M4. Definition of an ASSAULT WEAPON:  A genuine assault weapon, as opposed to a legal definition, is a
hand-held, selective fire weapon, which means it’s capable of firing in either
an automatic or a semiautomatic mode depending on the position of a selector
switch. These kinds of weapons are heavily regulated by the National Firearms
Act of 1934 and are further regulated in some states. That folks is a real ASSAULT WEAPON, I can’t buy one, you can’t buy one, and to be able to takes so much money, and legal paperwork that it isn’t worth the time and effort, and then have to spend anywhere from $1.00 dollar PER SHOT up to about $5.00 per shot depending on the rounds that you use. I know most of you people will spend more than that in a bar doing shots, but I don’t drink, so good on you.

Select fire, do any of you know what that means? Select fire means that there is an actual switch on the side of the weapon that has three positions, they are labelled as such, safe, fire, and auto, or in some cases, burst as there was a time when our military had weapons that would only select fire to three round (bullet) bursts. Do you understand HEAVILY regulated? That means that you have to have a class 2 FFL license then you could purchase actual assault weapons. Sound easy? I will explain the whole process in the next paragraph.

Class 2 FFL License, the process, as laid down by the federal government. This is copy and pasted from the ATF website, that would be the bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, and Firearms. This is just the description from the front page hopefully I will be able to show you the forms and the fees required. This is the ATF’s ruling:

Once you have decided to make an application for a federal firearms license (commonly referred to as an “FFL”) you would send the completed application to the ATF post office box listed on the application form, ATF Form 7 – Application for License (FFL). The application must be accompanied by the proper application fee, which you can pay by check, credit card or money order {we do not accept cash). Once the application fee is processed, the FFLC will enter your application information into its database and commence a full review of your application and supporting materials, including fingerprint cards and photographs. The FFLC will review the fingerprint cards you submitted for clarity and, as required by law, will then conduct an electronic background check on all the “responsible persons” you have identified on your application. ATF defines a responsible person as a sole proprietor, partner, or anyone having the power to direct the management, policies, and practices of the business as it pertains to firearms. In a corporation this includes corporate officers, shareholders, board members, or any other employee with the legal authority described above.

The FFLC will then send the applications for new licenses to the nearest ATF field office having responsibility for the area in which your business is located. The field office supervisor will issue an assignment to an Industry Operations Investigator (IOI) who will conduct an in-person interview with you. The IOI will discuss Federal and State and local requirements with you, and go over your application with you to ensure the information is correct and current. The IOI will then prepare a report of his/her interview, the inspection and make a recommendation to either issue you the license or deny the application. Some reasons for denial may include failure to comply with State or local law (such as zoning ordinances), evidence of previous willful violations of the Gun Control Act, or falsification of the application.

The field office supervisor will also review the report and then submit his/her recommendation to the FFLC. Assuming that all background checks have been completed and your business address and proposed business operations are in compliance with State and local law, the FFLC will complete the application processing and issue you the license. [This will take approximately 60 days from the time your application was first received and if the application you submitted was completely and correctly filled out.

The Fees, there is a thing called a SOT that is the annual SPECIAL OPERATIONS TAX that one is required to pay. Here are the fees:

To get a Class 3 SOT status, you need a dealer or manufacturer FFL which includes Type 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 – and pay a yearly $500 tax due every July 1st.
To get a Class 2 SOT status, you need a manufacturer FFL, which includes Type 7, 10 – and pay a yearly $1000 or $500 (reduced rate for small manufacturers) tax due every July 1st.
To get a Class 1 SOT status, you need an importer FFL, which includes Type 8, 11- and pay a yearly $1000 or $500 (reduced rate for small importers) tax due every July 1st.
There is also a $200.00 license fee to get started, then the annual costs.

 

Here are the executive orders on gun control announced today:

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.

4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.

5. Propose rule making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.

7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.

8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).

9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.

11. Nominate an ATF director.

12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.

13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.

14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.

17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.

18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.

19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

I am disturbed that we are allowing any president to pass any executive orders against our constitution, I am really disturbed by # 16, and # 17 that in my mind will cause people that suffer from some mild form of depression or something else will not seek any help at all for fear of their confidentiality being broken, and can my doctor refuse to treat me because I have guns in my home? What about people that have medicare, and or medicade will they have to choose to be able to defend themselves, or be able to provide health care for them or their families? look at # 21 does that make us choose, self defense or health insurance? I was talking to a friend yesterday, and he says that he has been in a Bible study for some time now, and that they have been studying Bible prophecy on the END TIMES, and he reminded me that the fall of the last great empire is in the Bible and that we should not worry that this is just a part of it, and we cannot stop it. Is it? Can we stop the complete collapse of our nation from within? I am not so sure, because we all know that a house divided cannot stand,a nd we have not been so divided as we are now, and all on the graves of beautiful, tragically killed children, and that in it’s self is disturbing enough.

Let me pose this to you, I am on Veterans Administration health care, my son has medicade, we have guns in our house should we be denied benefits due to my guns? Ok there are many people that receive government aid in varying degrees, are we going to start drug testing them so as to disqualify them for benefits? Do you see my point? We will possibly penalize people that are in their constitutional rights, but allow people to break the laws and not be penalized and still get government aid? The sad thing is that the taxpayer will bear the burden for both. It is time for us to stand our ground, to hold on to our beliefs, our rights, and we need to tell the politicians, “I HAVE NOT BROKEN ANY LAWS, I AM NOT A CRIMINAL, AND I WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO TREAT ME LIKE ONE!”

I will close now, with the talking heads on my television in the background talking about another shooting on a campus in Texas, and just moments after that segment started talking about abortion. I know all of you have heard the stories about the young girls giving birth in the toilet at the school dance, or dropping their newborns in the dumpster behind some restaurant, and their was outrage, many of these young girls were tried and sentenced as murderers, or at the very least some other sort of killers. The ancient Chinese held that a persons birthday was their conception day, and this is a clip from Harvard magazine,  “George holds what is known among moral philosophers as the “equal moral status” view of the human embryo: “The principle to which I subscribe is one that says that all human beings are equal, and ought not to be harmed or considered to be less than human on the basis of age or size or stage of development or condition of dependency.” Fertilization “produces a new and complete, though immature, organism” that possesses “the epigenetic primordia for self-directed growth into adulthood with its determinateness and identity fully intact.” Although not all fertilization events lead to an adult, we were all once embryos in the blastocyst stage of development, he points out. We possessed all of the genetic material needed to inform and organize our growth.” How many “potential” lives have been snuffed out because one night at a bar a man and a women get a little tipsy, go back to his, or her place, have a sexual encounter, and she gets pregnant? At that moment every woman knows that their is a “LIFE” growing inside them, but in our case this person decides to go to planned parenthood and get an abortion. How is this any different from the girl at the prom that flushed her baby down the toilet? Then tell me why this is okay, but for me to own whatever weapon I want, so that if the need arises, I can protect my child from any danger of death or great bodily harm from another person, or animal or a despot out of control government? Please explain this to me. You are eight times more likely to be shot and killed by a police officer than a mass shooting, but the extreme left wing people, and their left wing politicians want to take the ability to protect ourselves away from us all together. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a personal police officer that lives with me, I do not have an active military person, or a secret service agent in my living room. I do have a semi automatic rifle, a semi automatic shotgun, and a semi automatic pistol so if, and I mean if, the threat comes I have the means to do what the government will never do for the average citizen, and that is have a chance to be more than a statistic, another body at another crime scene, and if it goes down that way, and I do die trying to stand my ground, and protect my family, well at least I went out fighting instead of begging for my life like the left wingers want us to do.

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