Fear is a force that sharpens your senses. Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can’t do anything.
I have found that the best way to get through tough times is to surround myself with positive people. If you spend time around people who are weak or always feel sorry for themselves, it’s bound to rub off on you. Always look forward, never back.
Marcus Luttrell – Service: A Navy SEAL at War, P208
[Yes that's more of a twofer, especially since there was another great quote in-between those two but I felt them fitting when paired. Why? Let me remind of you A Girl's post.
You, you who hate guns, you gave me nothing.
All that was offered me was a life of fear, of resentment, of bitterness, of dependance…
The gun community has offered me hope and strength, and courage.
They have taught me to have belief in myself.
They have asked nothing of me in return and, yet, I would give them my life.
I do really need to write up on my visit to Olympia a couple weeks ago because that second piece of advice was quite apparent. The opposition only showed up with emotion and hysteria. Quite honestly the first day was nothing more than a pity party, which was obvious as how they went about championing their bill.
Entertainingly after arguing for a similar bill in Oregon, Mark Kelly went shooting. Because we all know how they support their ability to exercise the 2nd Amendment as being exempted parts of the political elite while they despise yours.
I believe this man here nails it quite well.
When you see someone arguing to take away your right to keep and bear arms and then go an do the exact thing they were arguing against, they're a hypocrite. Mark Kelly borrowed someone's firearm and the bill he was arguing for in Washington would make that a felony. He also went and attempted to buy an AR-15 after arguing for an AWB in Connecticut.
All the other side has is self loathing, pity, and hypocrisy. See this most recent incident involving the New York SAFE Act.
He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar presence in the hallways of the city’s Harvey Austin Elementary School, where he worked in the after-school program and mentored students.
Had it been any other person would the other side be so lenient? This is exactly the type of issue our side regularly brings up regarding these measures but we're told, "That's not the intent of the law." Well intent or not, that's what the law says. Book 'em Danno. Don't like it, take your ill conceived, forced through without debate law off the books and come back and behave like an adult. Until then you can suffer under the law you helped instituted and create.
Worth a note, a bunch of us are still working on fixing the problem but you deserve to be punished for what you did more than anyone. -B]