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August 8, 2019

Some perspective: My comfort level with guns and the Second Amendment

You know, it's all a matter of perspective, I guess. I'm in the hardware store buying rust remover for the driveway (sprinkler system, Florida thing) and looking at fishing crap. I see someone I know. We're chatting and I notice a bump under the right side of his shirt, so I say "Dude, you packing?" Instead of saying yes or no, he lifts up his polo shirt to show me the Glock 26 handgun he had in an IWS holster on his right hip. No biggie. I see it and say "nice." You know, showing approval, I have three Glocks myself. But I hear a gasp. I look down the aisle and see a woman clutching her forearms to her chest, with a look of panic on her face. And there it was. Perspective. Here I was, familiar with the man and completely comfortable around guns, while this woman didn't know him and was obviously scared by what she saw. I said "you're scaring the locals," to him jokingly. He turned to her and said "police ma'am." She exhaled, looked relieved, smiled and walked away." So I asked him why he was carrying inside the waistband (IWS) instead of outside. He said he left that holster at home. Still, my attitude with guns comes a great deal from my experience with them, my growing-up with them, and the fact I like the shooting sports. I'd like to think it also comes from my understanding that if the Second Amendment falls, it's only a matter of time before the rest of the Constitution falls with it. What we see with the Deep State conspiracies against the president, the left's labeling everything hate speech and racism for their own ends, and politicians like Joaquin Castro publishing the names of Trump supporters on the internet is TYRANNY, plain and simple. Now they want to exploit a situation they perpetuate in order to disarm Americans. (Yes, they perpetuate by blaming the gun rather than the shooter) You don't have to believe me. Mao said " All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party." There are more communist democrats than you realize. Venezuela banned private gun ownership in 2012. We see how well that worked out. So for anyone who says I might be paranoid and you don't believe in the Second Amendment, the last time someone needed more proof an enemy existed, it rolled into town with a Swastika on the side. You have to be insane to trust anyone in congress right now. (The same lawless people that destroyed Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Little Rock, etc. approve of human trafficking and protect heroin dealers, but that's another story entirely) But don't worry, I'll protect you when the government comes to take what's yours and give it to someone else. (hint: they're already using your money to give certain people free college and free health care...but not you) Then again, maybe I won't. That is also a matter of perspective.

I write. It's what I do. My third book, "A Cold Blue Killer" is done, and in editing. Release date on Amazon is 1 October.