I'd really rather not step into the gun control fray so soon after the tragedy in Connecticut. I'd rather join the bulk of the Country in simply mourning the lost. However, within just a few hours of the first reports of the event - before any actual details were available - the Statist Pricks began their usual tactics of advancing their agenda on the bodies of innocents.
This afternoon, I'll be attending Little Bailey's very first Soccer game. I'll be sitting in the stands cheering her on in an indoor facility full of families and children.
I'll be there, unarmed, because the geniuses who make our laws have determined that I - a law abiding concealed weapon permit holder who has been through extensive screening by several law enforcement agencies - can't be allowed to legally carry a gun there. You see... that makes them feel safe.
Never mind the absolute fact that any murderous scumbag can walk right in there ignoring the signs and kill at will.
So I'll be there with my fangs pulled, because I obey the law. I'll be there unarmed because Bailey and my Family will be there. If push comes to shove and bad things happen I'll do whatever I can to stop it using whatever means at my disposal - though that ability is severely diminished by my being forced to live in someone else's denial ridden delusion of "safety".
Fuck the Nanny State. And Fuck anyone who claims to be interested in keeping my loved ones safe - yet cripples my ability to make that reality.
"We know that the sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. They can accept the fact that fires can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire exits throughout their kids' schools.
But many of them are outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kid's school. Our children are dozens of times more likely to be killed, and thousands of times more likely to be seriously injured, by school violence than by school fires, but the sheep's only response to the possibility of violence is denial.
The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their children is just too hard, so they choose the path of denial. "
- Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army, Retired