Saturday, February 27, 2010

Handgun Derangement Syndrome Grips Restaurateurs

Handgun Derangement Syndrome Grips Restaurateurs

It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant and superstitious some people are when it comes to firearms. They are ignorant because they believe the Left Stream Media's portrayal of firearms and those who legally carry firearms and superstitious because they ascribe motive and intent to an inanimate object as if they were living in the Dark Ages believing in magic, flying dragons and that the Earth was the center of the universe.

The linked article points out some false ideas that motivate restaurateurs but the same thinking and fear of weapons has been promoted by the liberal-progressive-socialists since the 1960s. Why, you ask? Simple. Subjugation of an unarmed populace is relatively easy but try to throw out the Constitution of a country where the citizenry is armed. Switzerland has traditionally armed its' citizens as a matter of government policy and they provide the ammunition. Yet the murder rate there is lower than New York, Chicago or Washington, DC, where owning a firearm is not only difficult but almost impossible.

As a law enforcement officer I never found cause to fear honest citizens who owned weapons or carried them. I still don't now that I'm retired. I arrested a fair number of armed criminals in my years of active service and none of them were carrying weapons legally nor did they seem concerned about laws that said that they couldn't carry weapons. What they did care about was honest citizens carrying weapons because the last thing they wanted was for the victim to be armed. A fair fight was not something in which they cared to be involved.

Follow the link for more on Handgun Derangement Syndrome.

By way of disclosure, I have been a Life Member of the NRA since 1971. And I carried a weapon in the service of my country (military and law enforcement) from 1971 until 2009 with a five year break from 1996 to 2002.  I firmly believe that the Founding Fathers meant every word the Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment is there to protect all the rest.

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