Friday, April 13, 2007

Free to bear arms...Gun Control

photo by
mike carano

This may be slightly old news, but I came across this article written about 'strange bedfellows'.
The ACLU working with the NRA may seem a bit strange indeed, particularly in light of the ACLU's normal stance on the 2nd Amendment Rights issue. Nonetheless, this may seem a positive to some.

My concern is, what may look good now may turn in to more restrictions later. There are many in our country who are uneducated when it comes to firearms ownership. There is the stereotypical redneck just looking for someone or something to shoot, and of course the thug that wants to rob or kill using a gun or knife. The latter should make you consider personal ownership, but hey, guns are evil right?

Now more than ever personal firearm ownership should be considered, after all, we do live in a dangerous society and it is our duty to be able to protect ourselves and our families. With this said, it is imperative that we are informed of the the laws and we must train to safely and effectively to use a firearm. A gun is a tool and not a toy. I can say there is a lot of enjoyment that can be had, such as hunting, plinking or target shooting, it is legitimate and a part of our great history for responsible ownership, but I digress...

Bottom line of the story here is we are constrained by certain laws of ownership at this time, (unfortunately our legal rights want to be taken away from us). Get a conceal to carry permit, if you plan to carry, do it legally. A police officer is not going to believe you have purchased a .357 handgun for target practice, come on. The man in the article probably knew that, but perhaps not being completely informed of the law had to say something. Interpretation of 'traveling' seems to be up to the officer making the traffic stop.

Drive safely, know the law and train...