2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

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.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Bullet From The Sky - Another study in stupidity

Check out this article from the Columbus Dispatch dated July 10th.

A Bullet From The Sky

It's these type of incidents that will lead to the downfall of gun rights for all of us.

A quote from Sally, a Westerville, Ohio Resident in the remarks section of the on-line article.
"It's the kind of thing that can happen where any moron with $100 can get a gun. I'm sure this is not what our founding fathers had in mind. It's too late now. Our nation is an armed camp"
Enough sentiment like this will give anti-gun legislators all the ammo they need to take our rights away from us.

Shooting is a fun and enjoyable hobby and recreation only when proper safety and precautions are taken. Ms. Sally is sadly right to some degree. Just because somebody is able to own a firearm doesn't necessarily mean that they should. It is a big responsibility and comes not without its share of dangers. As long as you act responsibility and don't let the stupid genes take over everything is usually fine. Unfortunately modern medical science has been unable to remove stupidity from our gene pools so we have to do it ourselves. Take the time to teach others around you proper gun safety. Let them know that even a .22 can travel for more than a mile when fired.

I remember celebratory firing in the air with rifles and pistols being all the rage when I was overseas by the locals but this is not there and I hope to God it never is.

4 comments:

SuperFrikinAwsome said...

I wish there was a way to remove the stupid gene. Things would be alot better for everyone.

Huey148 said...

multiple crazy comments to the article over at the Dispatch now. I love the folks that want to outlaw CCW because of this without know who did the shooting and if they did indeed possess a CCW license.

With this logic we should outlaw airplanes, seeing that all those people died in the Air France crash last month. Yes, I know that wasn't a US involved incident, but if you remember one of our Supreme Court Justices whose initials are RBG spoke at OSU a few months ago expressing how we (the US courts) need to look toward European law to rule our own Constitution. Just want to make sure that same concept is applied uniformly.

SuperFrikinAwsome said...

I had to add my 2 cents on that forum.

maskedhobo said...

Talking about how we should "model after Europe", I thought that is why our founding father's left, to not be like them? Seems stupid always comes full circle. I hate our leaders right now.