Passions are running high. Students are protesting, demanding to take away our rights, claiming NRA members have blood on their hands…I have not found any record of an NRA member involved in a mass shooting, or attempted mass shooting, except as a defender. Unless you live under a rock, you have been bombarded with the Florida School Shooting. Tragic, sad, traumatic…but not the fault of the law, except maybe the Gun Free Zone law. No one is talking about the more recent school shooting in Maryland that was stopped by an Armed School Resource Officer who actually did his job and saved lives.
The protests are showing the worst of our youth. Profane, uneducated, ignorant. I give them credit for passion and courage to speak in front of large groups. I fault them for not doing the research. The Florida students are balking about the school forcing clear backpacks, citing losing their rights because of the actions of someone else. This is the definition of hypocrisy since they are the same children screaming for my right to own and safely operate firearms to be taken away.
Take away our guns and we all sit in a Gun Free Zone, easy pickings for any criminal. People are putting red bulbs in their porch lights. Hello, ring the dinner bell for the bad guy! Plus, it is ironic as the red light was a known symbol for prostitutes.
The most frightening thing to me is history. Look back at socialist and communist regimes, they erased history, disarmed the populace and then ground the people into the dirt. That is how it goes. It is terrifying, there are people who are actively looking to do this and others who are following blindly, not realizing where it leads.
I am proud of my history as an author and instructor. I will not be silenced. I am a Veteran, I am a gun owner, I am a NRA member, and I am an American!