I have no problem with either the Second Amendment to The Constitution nor with individual gun ownership.
Why heck, folks– I have owned several guns myself!
It is also good to see that our Supreme Court always seems to be upholding the Right of Citizens To Bear Arms too.
It kind of takes the edge off whenever I hear some of those poor, unfortunates on the dark side of Conservatism complaining about how “Leftist” some of our Judiciary has become and how much jeapordy the Second Amendment might be in at any given paranoid moment.
The more or less psychotic view some folks seem to hold of our Judicial Branch that presents an illusion that there is always some kind of government conspiracy afoot to rob the poor, helpless individual citizen of more of his or her precious Freedoms as guaranteed by “The Kon-Stee-2-Shun.” is just plain nutso!
But, in all reality, the Great Court always seems to reaffirm the right of our citizens to bear arms regardless of the fantasies spun by some of the deluded minds in the Realm of The Radical Right.
In fact, if you happen to live in Ohio, not only are your rights to bear arms protected by The Federal Government but the right to bear arms is also fully protected by The State itself.
In Ohio, a gun owner is permitted to carry his weapon openly into bars and there are few, if any restrictions on where one may play “Cowboy From The Old West.”
Any of the Constitutional Revisionist Right Wing Radical paranoiacs who entertain fears about the loss of their Second Amendment Rights ought to pack up and move to Ohio post haste. Given the Liberality (Yes, I said LIBERAL) nature of Ohio’s Gun Laws, That state should be a bang-banger’s paradise for a lot of those fearful folks with all that sulphur and nitrates on the brain.
I wish, just once, that I could get some of those who complain about how “Beaten Down” our American Freedoms have become to explain to me which of their “Rights” they feel has been threatened and by whom. When confronted with that question, many of them have nothing to say and the rest usually can only come up with something they have learned to parrot from the fantasy mills of their alternative reality’s phony media propaganda machine.
I have to chuckle a little when I hear some political illusionist slastersmatch from The Far Right Wing Radical Extreme saying such things as, “If we are not careful, the America that our Founders created will disappear completely.”
I hate to be the one to break the bad news to these folks, but “The America That Our Founding Fathers Created” has been long gone for many many years now.
That was an America of endless forests, uncertain existence, daily deadly dangers, extreme individualism, survivalism, wild beasts, lonely vistas and hostile encounters. That America already no longer exists. It was swallowed up in the smoke and noise of The Industrial Revolution.
There seems to be this awful, deep and unexplainable, probably certifiable paranoia among a segment of our population who are apparently totally convinced that someone or something is out to steal their Freedoms, their Rights and Their Constitutional Government away from them.
I have read stuff that convinces me that some of those whom I am talking about must surely spend most of every day on pins and needles, waiting for a knock upon their door from some sinister government agent who will forcibly strip them of all their precious guns and ammunition and run off into the night leaving them totally defenseless against some imagined future collapse of Law and Order and, perhaps, civilization itself.
I think the pre-occupation among some radicals with this fantasy has become so obsessive that it might even qualify for therapy at this point. Some of the things being said on that side of the fence are downright dumb and sometimes even fruitcake unbalanced. (Of course, this is my political opinion. I am entitled to my opinion.)
But, you know what?
There are also a vast majority of level-headed and “In-Control” Americans who go about their daily business as always– fully enjoying their Freedoms to seek Life, Liberty and Happiness without all this dark cloud of paranoid fear hanging over their heads.
I see some of these sometimes. I see them out at the local baseball field with their Little League Teams or their Football Practice.
I see them in grocery stores selling their cookies and I see them under gazeboes at public parks enjoying their family reunions and birthday parties.
Yes, there is a side to America that is still bright, happy and Free as a bird and that is where I live.
I have owned guns.
I enjoyed my guns.
I used them for plinking and hunting and target practice.
Never once did I ever hoard guns with the idea that I might have to defend myself against some imagined government foe.
I don’t have the least feeling that my rights to own and bear arms are threatened now or ever have been because I am a rational, sane, happy and proud Citizen of The United States of America– and every day I live is a positive, happy, uplifting and fulfilling experience.
Posted by John Liming as strictly his personal political opinion.