September 16, 2019 – Like many people, I accepted what the Fake News Media promoted about guns and the NRA throughout my life.  I thoughts guns were not needed and the NRA was a communist organization (whatever that means).  Then several years back I took the time to educate myself.

As a result, I became pro-2nd Amendment.  And I became a lifetime member of the NRA.

As I have become involved in the world, I am simply amazed at the incredible focus on safety.  Every gun person I have ever encountered is fanatical about gun safety.  No mass shooter has ever been an NRA member.  The NRA does all it can to promote safety….especially in our schools.

Enough on what I have learned.  Please take the time to educate yourself.  Question anything the Dems/Socialists and Fake News Media says.  Some of it might be true.  I am confident you will find almost all of it is false.

I will provide a few facts and leads….obviously research all of them for accuracy.

First, the general public has not been able to purchase an automatic weapon since the 1930’s.  Only the military (and maybe the police?  not sure about that off hand) has automatic weapons.  So, when you hear people say the public does not need to have military weapons blah blah blah.  Well, we haven’t had access to those for over 80 years!  Maybe some criminals have obtained these – probably smuggled in from Mexico (which wouldn’t be as easy to do if we had a total border wall…).  But, no way does the public have any of these.

Second, AR-15s and AK-47s are NOT assault riffles because they are not selective fire.  If they were, they would come under the 1934 firearms act — anything made after 1986 could not be legally sold in the US to civilians (non-police department).

Thus, once again, the public does NOT have access to assault rifles.

When you get down to it, we already have excessive gun laws.  Why shouldn’t a law-abiding citizen be able to own an assault rifle or automatic weapon?  Other than ‘because people just don’t need those’ there is no valid reason.  If you have a mob of people coming to invade your house and likely harm you and your family and friends, you need an automatic weapon or assault rifle to DEFEND yourself.

If you haven’t bought a gun, then you don’t know how difficult it is to purchase one (I hope you saw the video of the reporter that recently went to Walmart to buy a gun and was not able to….her agenda to show it is ‘easy’ to buy again backfired on her!).  I can tell you they ask so many questions….you have to have a perfect past to buy a gun!  It is insane the things that can disqualify you from buying a gun.  The one thing that continues to annoy me though is the question about being Hispanic or not.  Why in the world do they ask that question?  Why would it matter?

Lastly, I have to be an opponent of any gun registration system.  Being Jewish, no way could I ever approve of a system that helped to kill millions of Jews in the Holocaust.  Venezuelans can confirm the nightmare of such a registration.  They now get massacred with ease by their government/military as all of their guns were confiscated after a forced registration.  Americans learned their lesson in the 1700’s about the need to have guns to oppose an oppressive government.

Again, go do some research on your own.  Do not take anything at face value.  The link below provides some interesting stats.  But, do verify they are accurate on your own.  Do that with EVERYTHING the FNM tells you.

And in the end, decide where you stand on this issue….same re abortion…..and other controversial issues.  Educate yourself.  Is your current opinion based on what you have heard over and over….or on substantial research you did on your own.

As an example of some research I recently did.  I looked up how many guns (approaching 400 million) and cars we have in America.  I then looked up how many people are killed annually by guns and cars.  I excluded suicides as not many people kill themselves using a car and if they didn’t have guns they could use pills or other means.  I found out that more people per 1,000,000 die in car accidents than by guns by over 2x.  Even if you included gun suicides, cars are still more deadly.  So, why isn’t there a cry to reduce the number of cars on the road by tens of millions.  Why don’t we raise the age to get a drivers license to 21?  If Walmart can raise the age to buy a gun to 21, why don’t we do that (driving and owning) with cars?  I am sure the number of deaths to car drivers under 21 years old is proportionally higher than those over 21.  The point is getting into the data on your own is quite revealing.  Mass shootings are a blip on the radar.  On the day of any mass shooting way more people die in car wrecks, die to opioid overdoses, die in abortions, die to medical malpractice, et al.  Those are the real causes of death we need to go after.

Enjoy researching….have fun….keep an open mind.

The Mann