Friday, September 21, 2012

And, then there was the time I spoke out on gun control…




          I was contacted the other day and asked to review a book on the 2nd Amendment – gun control. It was from a Democrat and he was very anxious to have this little book read and reviewed. It was about enacting gun control and to me that means taking away rights, my rights.

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          I normally keep my opinions to myself, except for when I don’t. I responded - and I am still trying to figure out if an alien had taken over my body – I was definitely having a Gracie moment that day! - I told him that I did not think gun control was the answer to all of the violence. Drugs are against the law and they are still readily available on the streets for anyone willing to break the law to purchase them. It would be the same with guns. You can find anything against the law on the black market.

          In my opinion, gun control will only penalize the law-abiding citizens who use their guns responsibly. I told him that I grew up with guns in the house. My father is a retired State Trooper. My Hubby is a retired State Trooper, and an avid hunter. He also fishes and fishing twine could definitely cause some damage if wrapped around someone’s neck. Are you going to make that against the law? I went on to tell him that I agreed there was a huge problem, and I did not have any ideas on how to even begin solving it, but I definitely did not think gun control was going to make a difference.

          I also told him I felt I could give his book a fair review – I still do. Inserting something here about my personality – don’t you love when I do that – I am someone who is able to view both sides of an issue and judge it fairly.

          I cannot figure it out. I haven’t heard back from him. I may have mentioned that I vote Republican too. That might have been the decisive factor. As I said, I must have been having an out of body experience that day, because I even surprised myself.

          I actually do have a few ideas on how to solve the world crisis. In my humble opinion, I think it all goes back to family values and teaching good, old-fashioned respect for one another. It is as simple as that. When we respect each other, we allow one another the right to have an opinion and we respect that opinion. We use manners. We pray. We say the pledge. Respect has disappeared and the world is going to pot. That’s my opinion.

          What about you? What is your view on Gun Control? Make believe you are a beauty queen and tell me how you would achieve world peace?


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Donna! Just catching up on some of my blogs, and loved this post. Had to stop and say, "AMEN, sister!" LOL I agree with you -- I may not have all the answers, but I know taking away our rights will not solve these problems!
    Hugs to you!

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