Originally posted on February 27, 2018.
The oldest child is 16.
My MIT engineer Dad gave me a Winchester on my 16th birthday.
I am now 77 and have had guns all my life, never once shooting out my eye.
Every member of my family owns guns, is trained, and knows how to shoot.
There is never a downside to being able to defend yourself and your family. Never.
Insane cowards–those who would shoot up undefended schoolyards, and packed festival events and concerts–often have been no surprise to authorities. The liberal media, indentured politicians, Hollywood, pseudo-loft liberals, college Marxists, and the disenfranchised are now going nuts. All demand gun controls.
Long time sponsors are breaking with the NRA.
Long ago I dropped out of the Republican Party, not much better than the income redistribution focused Democrats.
Get out a copy of the original Articles of Confederation. The Founders were all about states rights. Individual states need to be prepared to dismiss any burdening federal law, including any attempt to regulate gun ownership.
You and your family must flee high-tax, non-Castle Doctrine, non-Right to Work sates. See my Liberty and Freedom map below.
The political hacks would, among other stupidity inspired acts, raise the legal age for gun purchase to 21 years. Vote each out of office. Can any politician explain why shooting a gun is more complicated or dangerous than a 16 year old driving a car?
I own an AR-15 as well as an AK-47, a number of military grade side arms, and a plethora of Henry .22 carbines and survival rifles. My store of CCI .22 hollow point ammo would make a colonial garrison proud.
My family is similarly positioned.
We have trained with the NRA and in a number of cases Sig Sauer Academy. We are trained and prepared to defend ourselves.