Originally posted April 19, 2013.
Laws that cannot be enforced should not be passed from the start. There is no way the law enforcement community was enthusiastic about the Obama team’s efforts to muscle through anti-Second Amendment gun control measures.
Of course Americans would like to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from owning firearms, but the heart of that issue is people, courts and enforcement, not firearms. Troublesome people are often well known in advance, but our liberal laws prevent these people from being taken out of the mix before a problem is presented. I have been involved with beefing up school security systems, but have found stiff opposition as well as little assistance in doing the job right. Liberals will fight tooth and nail against real versus symbolic security.
Where do we go now? Do what Debbie and I do. Take the NRA handgun safety course and get a concealed weapons permit. Next get a Mossberg pump shotgun and some low-recoil shotgun shells; a Smith & Wesson five shot BODYGUARD .38 revolver with the integrated red dot laser feature (hollow point cartridges will work well); and a Henry .22 caliber Survival rifle with plenty of CCI .22LR ammo. A properly trained fifth grader can handle the Henry. And encourage all friends and family members to join you in proper preparation. Finally, I would join your local gun range and practice regularly. You will notice that I am not suggesting what is commonly referred to as an assault weapon. And aside from the .22, which should be free of government attack, I am not advising a semi-automatic weapon.
As a homeowner, not a law enforcement professional, you will be comfortable with my advised homeowner firearm threesome. Whether today or tomorrow, the government is likely to again attack our Second Amendment rights. History fully supports my view. Do not wait around to get cut off from the tools you need to protect your family. Go to your local gun shop while you still have a chance. And for security reasons, I would avoid all on-line gun-related purchases. Take action while you still can.