Often I find myself depressed about the sad state of affairs within our country. Rarely anymore do I see people who believe in personal responsibility for their own actions. Often people attempt to blame someone else or usually more specifically something, when they have done something wrong.
New York recently tried to sue gun manufactures blaming the crimes committed using firearms as their doing. Since when has a tool ever magically done something on its own? I’ve never had a hammer just hit a nail into a wall, never had my computer just magically type a paper for me. Even just looking at the gun, I have never had a miraculous discharge; every discharge a human was involved. A gun is merely a tool, which is why law enforcement carries them, the military carries them, and many law abiding citizens carry them. They are a tool with which to defend ourselves. If someone wants to hurt someone else they will, gun or no gun, they will find the means to accomplish their goal.
Thankfully a Federal Appeals court Wednesday threw out the New York lawsuit against 37 gun makers. It is moments like these that make me think there is still hope for this great country.
Hopefully we can start to swing college campuses away from their forced disarmament of students. Self-defense is a natural born right, no one, not even god has the right to take that away. While there are many ways to defend one’s self, the most effective and best at leveling the playing field is the firearm. I cannot run away from being attacked, it is not because of a philosophical issue, it’s because I have metal in both legs. My wife doesn’t have full use of her right hand; however using her left she can put two in the chest one in the head. Lastly though, it allows you to deal with the threat from a distance, and most likely without a shot fire depending on the circumstance. If someone breaks into my house, odds are there’s going to be shots fired; my assumption is you’re armed. I reach that decision because well, I’m armed, and what moron would break into my house unarmed.
I was thinking about heading out to the range again this weekend but I think I’m going to save it for next weekend. Weather’s not looking to great and frankly I’d like to have a comfortable day at the range, especially since I’d be heading down to Lapwai.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.