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)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Have you ever listened to "us" talk?

"Cierra la boca y no entra moscas"  (close your mouth and the flies wont get in) ~ Columbian proverb

Haven't been doing much with the blog or other social media as of late.  I have actually been contemplating during down for a bit.  Call it online burn out of sorts.  Honestly, I am getting tired of reading about guns all of the time, including my own musings on the subject.  Seriously, I know that every "hobby" has its own site hard followers that will argue ad nauseam over some miniscule detail of their particular interest that means nothing to the 99% of the population..  but man, we got it bag in the gun community.  Maybe it's because it hobby is so closely tied to a fundamental right that is constantly under attack that we feel the need to get so vocal about our opinions, but vocal we get! 

To most people, a gun is a gun in both form and function and is barely distinguishable one to the next.  Not to us gunnies.  We will argue over the most insignificant differences in firearms, developing a cult like following to particular models or brands that we hotly defend to faceless adversaries on the internet. 

Truth is, most of us can only argue academically in realistic terms about their use, especially "tactical" firearms.  Not many people have been in firefights or armed confrontations, and I bet a good amount of those that have won't talk about it to a unknown adversary on the net.  What we argue is based on what we have experienced target shooting or read about using our evil black guns...Not actually shooting other people.  Of course hunting firearms are as totally different matter, but that diffusion is for a different day.  

Think about this.  The average American spends about $850 a year on car insurance...about the same as a very nice handgun.  What do you actually think you will be more likely to do in your lifetime, file an auto insurance claim or shoot somebody? (Assuming of course you are not a LEO/.mil type).  Exactly, yet I don't see countless forums about how Allstates premium auto plan is vastly superior to State Farms product due to the miniscule differences in coverage.

For now I am content taking a hiatus from all of it.  I am still shooting and collecting..just a bit more quietly now...and always observing. 

There, first post in a long while and I throw a bit of poo into the fan...let's see how it blows back.