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Old 03-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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Bullets, buttons, and the pillars of our country.

When I'm sitting in my yard, smoking my pipe, I sometimes think about what's going on in the world and how it affects me. Now, I try not to read or listen to news so much – a great deal, probably even a larger part of it is trash and poison. But I know that there are some things that tell me things are afoot – Russia is making moves in Europe, the Chinese are sending their ships into Japanese waters, etc. Similarly at home – I talk to my neighbors and people I interact with in everyday life to find out how they're doing. Their pride and joy of family or a hobby that they're keen on, whether they feel safe in their neighborhood, if crime's going up, or what. Take that together with some statistics provided by reputable and independent institutions, and you can get a pretty good picture of what's going on in the world.

And I can tell that the times are bubbling over – this is when history gets thick, you know? I want to be sure that me and mine are in safety, and I think it's downright stupid of our government – not unconstitutional, just plain stupid! - to try to take away from us the means by which we safeguard our freedoms, our lives, and our democratic country! I came across AR Mag Magnet, who sell tactical supplies and AR-15 accessories (like the much-maligned “bullet button”), and I thought – these guys get it. We're not going to shoot ourselves to death and rip apart America, but we have to make sure that outside aggressors don't try to undermine our way of life. The Russians, the Chinese with their cheap slave labor and police states will try to work us from all angles – including the domestic.

If we don't keep up our guard, they just might succeed, too. The Japanese said that if they tried to invade America, there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass. This is one of the pillars of our sovereign nation – that there are armed “minutemen” who are ready to defend their home, family, and neighbors at a minute's notice from threats “both foreign and domestic”. If we don't have that, it won't just be a strategic defeat – it'll be a blow to the very pillars of civic consciousness of citizens and patriots of the United States of America! Which is why these control freaks who want to regulate, restrict, and nanny us get on my nerves so much. They're not threats – they're just misguided, persistent idealists. That's what I think, at least.But I can't be the only one, right?
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:14 AM   #2
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Well said!
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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Well said, Hoover.

However, I do think these folks are more than just misguided idealists. It's their lack of ideals and principles that bothers me. The ones at the top are far more dangerous for that very reason. Look at the recent outburst from Feinstein. She had no problem with the NSA spying on us, in fact she thought it was for our own good. When she discovered the NSA was spying on her, another story, of course, because it was an affront to her authority. Or how about Obama saying anything to anyone when it suits his purposes, lying again and again? The man has no shame. He has no internal value system other than acquiring more power. Republican or Democrat, any of them would sell us out for the right price. They do it on a daily basis. We need more ideals and principles in our elected officials. I see that as the problem.

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:48 PM   #4
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I agree with you Hoover, but you must remember one thing, We have failed to teach our children and grand children the importance of our firearms and how to use them.
We were too busy making a living and progress was leaving our guns behind. Hunting was over come with our rush to build homes for the influx of bodies. Now we old folks are feeling the pain for our actions.
My son does not care for guns. He will not let his sons have them, so what can we expect to happen to our collections?
It is a matter of time before the anti gunners out vote the 30 million NRA members and they cannot withstand the onslaught of 270 million antigunners for just so long.
Oboma is just the start of the future unless we support the NRA with our memberships.
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We still have hope:
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