Monday, February 13, 2006

Should We Give Up Our Firearms?

I have a feeling that the news of Vice President Cheney being involved in a hunting accident will be used as fuel by the gun grabbers in their efforts to disarm all United States citizens. If the second in command of everything that is the United States can't be trusted to use firearms safely no one can be. BS! Cheney did the same thing many hunters have done in the past. He saw his target,he got excited, and he aimed and fired. He did all of this without thinking about the most important part of hunting or any other shooting sport. What lies beyond your target? Where will that round go if you miss? No matter what any hunter/shooter tells you we all miss from time to time. The hunting accident involving the Vice President shouldn't put an end to hunting/target shooting in the United States. It should tell gun owners to think before you squeeze that trigger. If that moments hesitation causes you to miss, so be it. You and everyone else in your party will get another shot. To enjoy any shooting sport you must put safety first.

I'm running late again. My answer to this weeks Question Of The Week will have to wait until I get off work.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

David, out of my cold, dead, fingers, sir!

Hopefully, this won't happen. Everybody seems to be looking at it with a sense of humor since nobody was seriously, gravely injured. The controversy seems to be more about how the Whitehouse failed to notify the press properly and promptly of the incident.

I'm not too worried about this one, frankly.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Gindy said...

Have you seen the Brady's statement on this? Drudge has it. They seem to be happy about the whole thing.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

We shouldn't be disarmed because Cheney made a mistake. Hopefully this will be turned into something constructive and remind hunters why caution and safety are important. That is what SHOULD come of it. What will come of it is yet to be seen. CHEERS!

1:10 PM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

Come on, now... it's not like he shot a real person; that guy was just a lawyer. Actually, that's not fair... as a J.D. myself, I know that there are good lawyers and bad lawyers. Now if there was only a way to know if this guy was good or bad... Seriously, though, it's good that no one was hurt. And it's not like this is the same as when Vice President Burr shot Alexander Hamilton -- that was a duel so the intent was to kill or cause great bodily harm. This was just an accident.

The gun grabbers need to get it through their thick skulls that seizing our arms is an evil act. Taking away the People's ability to defend themselves is immoral and a mark of a tyranny. The most a state can do without acting in an immoral way (causing harm to the People) is to punish people when they abuse the right to keep and bear arms -- not punish everyone because of one bad apple. You have only to look at Ruby Ridge, Waco, or the Elian Gonzales incident to learn that the Government is perhaps less trustworthy with guns than the People. In any case, the Government is certainly not more trustworthy than the People, so why should we allow them to have superior gun rights?

7:42 PM  
Blogger maccusgermanis said...

Unfortunatly, the many Cheney apologist (I note none here) are further eroding American's concept of individual right and responisbility. Cheney has the right to use firearms, as all other American's do and must retain, but he did act irresponsibly. Guns do not kill or maim people, haphazard hunting practices do.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I'm getting mighty tired of the media going on and on about Cheney's hunting accident. As if there aren't other matters to be concerned about! What about the proposal to have the UAE monitor our ports? I'm not hearing anything about that port-monitoring travesty on the news, and lots more people than one hunter could get hurt. I just posted on that.

Here's what I see as the media's distress over the hunting accident...The news didn't get out in time for the Sunday talking heads to spout off.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

And one more thing...If people are going to call for Cheney's resignation (I've already heard a few wackos advocate that!), then I want Ted Kennedy to resign too.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Jack Davis said...

When I use a firearm (maybe it's just me) I try to stay away from alcohol. I enjoy drinking and shooting, just not together.

As for the comment someone left that Ted Kennedy should resign too, I say: Amen. Dick, where are those darn WMD?

6:07 PM  

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