If their goal is to make society safer, how is having a higher violent crime rate actually better? There is no screaming to ban assault knives, or to keep knives out of the hands of criminals. The tool the anti-gunners are attacking also happens to be one of the best tools for self-defense. A elderly person can effectively defend themselves from a youthful attackerwho would instead kill them. Mrs. Peterson, go to hell, you have no business telling us to give up our guns for a higher crime rate. With a lower crime rate, society overall is actually safer, leave it that way.
Evidently trying to travel to your job at work is grounds to consider you a criminal. Again the claim of necessity is much like that used for aircraft and these shenanigans even involve A Security Theater. This has absolutely nothing to do with security, but giving them more control. The TSA is out of control and it seems some still feel like they need more.
Just when it seemed when it couldn’t get any worse, this new article surfaces.
(Emphasis mine.) They even admit publically that they will probably fail to detect someone attempting to smuggle explosives on. It’s all about “deterrence”, aka, providing the illusion of security. This is the second time this idea has been pushed, the first time it was shot down. The person who pushed it the first time was recently promoted to a higher position. Given all of that I guess someone really wants to run around saying “Respect my Authoritah!”
H/T to myself, I emailed it to myself and then forgot about it, I discovered it while cleaning up my inbox tonight.
So here’s the trailer for your enjoyment. I didn’t even know they were coming out with a movie. If you haven’t read the book, I highly suggest you do. I’m reading it again because I read it a long time ago.
The Gipper, for those who do not know, was a young college football player for The University of Notre Dame by the name of George Gipp. He died at a young age from strep throat at a time when antibiotics weren’t available yet. On his death bed this is what he said to his coach:
Be exceedingly polite – use words like “please,” thank you,” and “ma’am.”
Smile a lot.
Do not touch your gun. Ever.*
Do not call attention to your gun. Ever.
Do not talk about your gun unless someone asks. Ever.
*Unless you need it, obviously.
Manners and attitude make all the difference especially since you are having to overcome the negative stereotype created by the media. Once when I was in Safeway a woman wide eyed and looking at me very nervously. She had walked up behind me while I was waiting in line. I noticed her reaction just after she walked up, I just smiled and said, “Hi.” She relaxed considerably but was still a little put off. After getting through the checkout line I smiled at her, said “Have a nice day ma’am” as I walked away. She not only but smiled back, but also said to have a nice day.
That is what we want, we want to destroy this negative stereotype. When carrying openly you are an ambassador for all gun owners. Your actions not only reflect on yourself, but on all of us. The above rules aid in accomplishing that goal.
So evidently there was a way for Janelle to opt out of the Union. However there was still a small caveat, the 3% that would go to the dues still has to go elsewhere. More specifically it has to go to a charity of her choice.
Then we had an epiphany. We’re going to just have the 3% go to the Second Amendment Foundation. I guess that’s a compromise since I already send money their direction anyway. I would send it to someone that works against the unions, but I am not aware of any organizations that do so.
I highly recommend sending donations their way, they have produced very good results.