The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. ~ George Washington, Address to Continental Army, Aug 27, 1776
I had fully intended NOT to write anything for awhile; I felt that I was repeating myself over and over again and I figured it was time to take a break until something new, something original popped into my head. Then there came these two shootings, one in Dayton, Ohio and the other in El Paso, Texas, and I knew that the cries for tighter gun control would soon follow.
I won’t mention any names, but I’ve had several of my gun owning friends say they will not obey any further gun control laws; that they are done having their right restricted every time some nut case goes off the deep end and shoots up a school, a supermarket, or a nightclub.
I work with people who think that no private citizen should be allowed to own a personal firearm; let alone a small arsenal of them. They constantly ask me how many I own; to which I always reply, ‘Not enough.’ They ask me why I need so many; to which I answer, ‘Why do you need more than one pair of shoes, more than one purse, or more than one screwdriver in your toolbox?’
I’m gonna be blunt here; it’s none of your damned business how many guns I own or why I have more than one. I’m gonna be even blunter; it’s none of the governments business how many guns I own either. After all, they supposedly work for us right? So why can’t we ask them how many guns they have in their arsenal, how many nuclear and biological weapons they have stockpiled away in weapons dumps? You think they’d send you a complete inventory of every single one of their weapons? So why should they know have many we have?
That’s right, you heard me…FUCK THEM!!!
I have ONLY posted the first part of Mr. Ross’s essay today. For the complete column, visit his blog HERE