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Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Wednesday Morning News Roundup

The number of cases of the flu seems to be tailing off.

(A friend of mine called me today because he thought he was getting the flu. Anytime you call a trauma surgeon to discuss the flu, you’re desperate.)

The NRA (National Rifle Association) is calling President Obama a hypocrite because his children go to a school that has armed guards. Of course, his children go to an exclusive school in which there are many high profile children. Somehow, the National Rifle Association thinks that a high profile child who is a kidnapping target is exactly the same as the average American child.

Former staffers are dishing up pieces of embarrassing tidbits regarding Michele Bachmann. It might have something to do with their not getting paid. I thought Republicans were great at managing money?

New stricter gun laws are passed in New York. (more…)

By |2013-01-17T21:49:07-04:00January 16th, 2013|Domestic Issues, Healthcare, Obama administration, Party Politics|Comments Off on Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Thursday Evening News Roundup

Thursday Evening News Roundup

Another school shooting. Another student who felt that he’d been “bullied” or alienated. Another death. A teacher and a “school staffer” stood face-to-face with the gunman and talked the student into giving up his gun. (695 Americans have died since the Sandy Hook Shooting.)

In what can only be described as a complete waste of the vice president’s time, Joe Biden met with National Rifle Association officials. It should not come as a complete shock that the NRA plans to oppose any gun control measures.

Today, I was a guest on Local Edge Radio. We had a very passionate young man call in and support the rights of gun owners. He clearly stated that he did not believe that the Second Amendment supported your right to protect yourself and your family or your right to hunt with a gun. Instead, he insisted that the Second Amendment was put in place for us to be able to protect ourselves against an oppressive government. Therefore, we, the citizens of the United States, needed to have access to whatever kind of firepower the military had access to. I foolishly asked if that meant that we should have access to tanks, antiaircraft weapons and bazookas. He said yes. I would put this gentleman forward as someone who represents the extreme right on the gun issue. 🙂 (more…)

By |2013-01-12T12:26:37-04:00January 10th, 2013|Domestic Issues, Healthcare, NFL|Comments Off on Thursday Evening News Roundup

Just How Could The Government Come And Take Your Gun?

This morning I listened to a radio report about a campaign appearance by Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A voter, who seemed friendly enough by the sound of her voice, asked Obama about rumors about whether he would take away people’s guns if elected.

I just shook my head when I heard this.

One thing I’ve always wanted to know is just how the government could go about taking people’s guns away? Let’s say that by some impossible occurrence, the Second Amendment were repealed. This could not happen for real, but let’s just say for purposes of this blog post that it did happen. Do you think people would just give up their guns?

How about the late Charlton Heston (in the photo above) and the National Rifle Association members he represented? Would they give up their guns just because they were instructed to do so?

Do you think this couple in the picture below would just go to voluntary drop-off point and give up that gun they have on the stove? Or hand it over to federal gun collector who rings the door to collect the guns?

( The picture was taken by Kyle Cassidy for his book Armed Americans–Portraits of Gun Owners In Their Homes.)

Or this guy– Would he quit hunting because a law was passed banning guns?

No. Whatever gun control laws passed with regard to the millions and millions of guns owned in America, none are going to involve going into people’s homes and taking away guns. Do you think Obama is going to be sitting in the Oval Office signing an order to round up people’s guns?

If we reached the point of government forcing everybody who owns a gun to give it up, we would be in a police state of some kind. Gun owners and the rest of us would be over-matched by the huge weapons and tanks that the government has.

Nobody is coming for your gun. People should be worrying about other stuff. If gun issues are stopping you from voting for Obama, you don’t have much to worry about. The NRA has a vested stake in keeping people hyped-up on this issue. Ask the NRA what they are going to do to get you higher wages or to improve the school your kids attend.

By |2008-09-08T15:24:40-04:00September 8th, 2008|Domestic Issues, Election 2008|Comments Off on Just How Could The Government Come And Take Your Gun?
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