28 December 2012

One More Word on Gun Control

In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
120 specifically-named firearms;
Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.

I hope that my readers, like me, will take some time to call, write, or email their representatives.  Phone numbers for members of congress can be found here.  General contact info for senators can be found here.

I also encourage readers to advocate for gun rights wherever possible:  conversations with family and friends, on social networking sites, in the comments sections of whatever blogs you read, writing letters to editor of local papers, etc.  Let everyone—not just representatives—know where you stand on gun rights, and why gun ownership is so essential to freedom.

In the meantime, I’d recommend buying as many guns and gun accessories (especially additional magazines and clips) as you can, as well as buying as much ammo as you can. If you’ve never owned a gun before, now would be a good to get a couple.  For first-time gun owners, I would recommend a Kel-Tec P11, a Mossberg 500 with barrel length tube, and an AR-15 (I’d go with Colt’s version, but I’m sure any will do). You can always add more to your collection if need be, but this is a good place to start for self-defense.

Anyhow, it is once again time to dig in against those who look to overthrow yet another part of the constitution.  While contacting representatives is a good start, this battle will ultimately be won in the hearts and minds of the people.  In the meantime, prepare for the worst, and buy lots of guns, ammo, and accessories.  Also, make sure to learn how to use them and maintain them properly.

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