Grandpa Says Get Your Guns

For those who have been following me since the beginning have heard my stories about my grandpa’s gun room. As a kid, I was terrified to go anywhere near this room. Partially because my grandpa made sure that I knew those guns were not toys. Now that room is heaven to me. The best part is, tomorrow we get to go out and have fun.

With over 50 guns, this guy has it all. From a U.S Army 1911 Colt manufactured in 1918 to a .380 pistol to an AR-15 and a Hopkins .45 caliber target rifle with a 30 inch barrel. Needless to say, I was in a gun lovers paradise.

This is a Taurus Judge .45 caliber revolver that can also shoot shotgun shells. Otherwise known as my grandma’s ‘under the pillow’ gun.

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Here is one of my grandpa’s gun safe. The top rack is full of .22, .380, 9mm, .32, and .45 caliber handguns. My favorite is the 1911 Colt. There are a handful of really nice Smith & Wessons as well. There is also a handmade muzzle loader.

The second rack are his more high powered handguns such as a .350 magnum.

Bottom rack are his hunting rifles, shotguns, and an AR-15 with a 30×10 40mm scope.

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And here is this bad boy. A .223 Remington hunting rifle.

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What blew me away most was the crazy amounts of ammo. Thousands upon thousands of bullets and slugs.

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And then I found these. FMJ’s. .300 magnum and 30-06.

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Anyways, it’s time for a good nights sleep. I’m heading out to shoot some of these in the morning. Hopefully my phone can stand recording my shots and I’ll do my best to post them.

What’s your favorite gun to shoot?

Did You Register That Gun… Tattoo?

Someone has a case of over-reacting! Be careful, I’ve heard it’s been going around.

Michael Smith, citizen of Maine, got into an argument with a landscaping company in his area who felt “threatened” by the presence of a gun. Turns out, Smith was just packing.. ink? In most cases, you wouldn’t think a tattoo of a gun could get you in such trouble!

Here is a little clip from a recent article found in the New York Daily News:

Maine man Michael Smith woke up to police with assault rifles drawn on his front lawn Tuesday morning after authorities believed he had a flashed a gun during an argument.

A shirtless Smith had angrily shooed a tree removal company off of his property — spooking the landscapers with they thought was a handgun tucked in his pants.

But the weapon he was weilding was only a life-sized tattoo of a handgun with the barrel of the pistol tucked just below the beltline.

“Obviously it was a misunderstanding and he didn’t have a weapon, but we had to respond to the initial report as if he did,” Maine State Police Trooper Scott Duff told the Morning Sentinel. “We take all precautions when we don’t have the details.”

 Smith said that he was sleeping after working a night shift at his home on Ray Nors Drive when he heard a loud ruckus outside of his window.

Talk about your bad luck! Could you imagine what COULD HAVE happened to this innocent man over his tattoo? For God’s sake, he had troopers descending down around his house with rifles loaded and ready to go all because someone thought they saw a gun held up in his waist band.

Guns aren’t what is making this country unsafe, stupidity is.

Is Your Fear of Guns Clouding Your Judgement?

SO many people are absolutely petrified of guns, which in turn eliminates any if not all trace of logic in a gun debate. Anti-gun advocates are so set on trying to find “facts” to fit their agenda but the truth is, they’re only fueling the fire with their own fears.

What is fear? Let’s take the first definition from Dictionary.com.

A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.

“Whether the threat is real or imagined”. I like that. What argument do we hear most often as to why people want gun-control? They want it because guns don’t make them ‘feel’ safe. Anti-gun advocates have it in their heads that guns make their world unsafe. There’s that word again! Now let’s look at FACT. Fact is, guns DO make you safe. Millions of people’s lives have been saved BECAUSE OF GUNS. Once again, if you’re in danger, who do you call? Don’t you call the police? And what do you expect them to do? Use their guns to save you.

Just because you are afraid of something doesn’t mean it is dangerous or meant to cause you harm. It also doesn’t mean that it won’t cause you harm just because you’re not afraid. Do you fear you’ll get in a car accident every day when you go to work? Do you fear your slice your hand every time you’re chopping vegetables? Do you fear you’ll drown every time you go to the swimming pool? Truth is, you probably have feared these things before once in your life but think about when. Was it when you first started learning or if you’ve never done it before? Once you learned how to swim, you were/are no longer afraid to drown. Once you learn to drive, it becomes second nature and you’re no longer terrified of dying in an accident. Once you get comfortable chopping vegetables, you no longer have horrific thoughts of chopping off your fingers or stabbing yourself.  Yet, just because you’re not afraid doesn’t mean these things can’t happen to you. Same applies for the opposite, just because you’re afraid doesn’t mean they will. Same applies for guns. People are afraid of guns because they don’t know anything about how to operate them properly or what to do in a situation when they’re around guns.

Why are people afraid of guns? “Because guns were made for one purpose, to kill people”. I hate this response more than anything and it is used as if it were a valid argument. Nothing in this world is made for only one purpose, including guns. Guns were made for protection and hunting. They are associated with murder because people have used them for such purposes, but look at the mass amounts of people who’s lives were saved because someone else had a gun. Just because someone owns a gun, doesn’t mean they’re going to harm you or anyone you love, no matter how bad you fear it.

STOP BASING YOUR GUN CONTROL ARGUMENTS ON YOUR FEARS THAT IT WILL HAPPEN. Emotions do not just turn into fact. You want to make your world a safer place? Educate yourself and your families.

I just wish that anti-gun fanatics would go and shoot a gun before spouting off their liberal non-sense. How many liberals do you think have actually SHOT a gun before? VERY very few, and that shows in the small percentage of liberals that own guns. Look, I get it. I was terrified of guns before I knew how to handle them. I grew up around a grandpa that has a room full of hunting rifles and I was NEVER TO GO IN THAT ROOM. That made me fear them because I was taught from the get-go that they were dangerous. Truth of the matter is, they wouldn’t have gone off just because I walked into the room. That was how I was made to feel. Further proof that feelings should not be a determining factor when it comes to creating laws. FACT IS, guns don’t just “go off”. FACT IS, guns are only dangerous if they are in the hands of a dangerous person. FACT IS, we have a constitutional right to protect ourselves. Whether it be from criminals, attackers, or unlawful government. FACT IS, I don’t want to hear a word about “gun-control” from someone who has never taken 10 seconds to learn gun safety and proper handling. 9 times out of 10, once you educate yourself on how to handle and shoot a firearm, you’ll no longer “feel” afraid. You may feel a little ignorant that all of these so-called “truths” about gun-violence that you advocated so strongly for are false, but at least you won’t feel afraid.

Now tell me, how do you make a valid argument based off of your emotions? You don’t. YOU BASE ARGUMENTS ON FACTS.

Thousands of Gun Registration Forms Burned in Protest

Nearly one thousand gun owners in the state of New York stood together in protest of the NY Safe Act, an act passed in January of 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Shooting. 

The NY Safe Act bans the possession of high-capacity magazines (magazines with over 5 rounds) regardless of when they were made or where they were sold. Other limitations/provisions associated with this act include background checks and sales documentation for purchase of ammo, requirement to create a registry with any assault weapon in the state,  ban on internet sales, and allows law enforcement to seize one’s firearm without a warrant or court order.

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The Safe Act mandates that all assault weapons be registered by April 15, 2014. NY gun owners are openly stating their refusal to comply by burning their registration forms. At this time, it is estimated that only 3,000 out of 1.2 million assault weapons have been registered since the NY Safe Act was first introduced in January 2013. As we are reaching the April deadline, more and more gun owners are refusing to comply because they believe that registration leads to confiscation. Who can blame them? If you haven’t noticed, they aren’t alone. Look at Connecticut where only 50,000 guns were registered out of nearly half a million.

Don’t think registration leads to confiscation? The NYPD is now sending out notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms.

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Still not enough for you? Fine. Let’s look into past events.

*  In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.  This doesn’t include the 30 million ‘Uncle Joe’ starved to death in the Ukraine.
 
 
*  In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
 
*  Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, leaving a populace unable to defend itself against the Gestapo and SS.  Hundreds of thousands died as a result.  
 
 
* China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
 
*  Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
 
* Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. The total dead are said to be 2-3 million
 
 
* Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, 1-2 million ‘educated’ people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
 
*  Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million at a bare minimum. 
 
* Gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results: 
 
Australia-wide, homicides went up 3.2 percent 
 
Australia-wide, assaults went up 8.6 percent 
 
Australia-wide, armed robberies went up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)

Historically, American gun control legislation has been imitating Hitler’s Nazi Germany gun control legislation for quite some time. Consider the key provisions of the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 and compare it with the United States Gun Control Act of 1968. The parallels of both the provisions and the legal language are eerily similar.

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United States Gun Control Act
of 1968

1 Classified guns for sporting purposes 1 Introduced term “sporting purpose”
2 All Germans desiring to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and submit to a background check 2 Exempted government agencies from the controls which applied to law-abiding citizens
3 The law assumed that non-Nazi German citizens were hostile and thereby exempted Nazi’s from the gun control law 3 The Law assumes that mentally ill people will turn their guns on innocents and the government is given the power to limit the purchase by people DEEMED to be a threat by labeling them as mentally ill.
4 The Nazi’s assumed unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could, or could not, be owned by private persons 4 Authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to decide what firearms could or could not be owned by private persons
5 The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats 5 The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats
6 Citizens under 18 years of age could not buy firearms and ammunition 6 Age restriction of 18 years and 21 years were applied to anyone who wished to purchase firearms and ammunition

What History Teaches Us About Gun Confiscation

Want more recent? Ok.

Let’s look at Canada first. In June of 2013, citizens were evacuated from their homes in the High River area of Alberta due to flooding. Due to the massive flooding, most were not able to return to their homes and later found that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized large quantities of fire arms from their evacuated homes and would not return them unless they were registered under the proper class. If their firearm was under the “restricted” or “prohibited” class, they were destroyed. Canadian government confiscated firearms ILLEGALLY from law abiding citizens. First they created a law requiring citizens to register guns. Why? To track the sales of firearms of course. Next the passed laws to ban firearms. Finally, they notified gun owners that they were to surrender their REGISTERED firearms to the local police.

Don’t you get it? It has to start somewhere. They can’t just ban guns and confiscate them out of the blue. People would get too upset too quickly and the laws would backfire so they are choosing to go in slowly. Sound familiar? It should because it’s happening here.

Now let’s go a little closer to home. How about California? In April of 2013, the California State Legislature passed a bill approving $24 million to help confiscate more than 40,000 handguns from felons or those deemed mentally/emotionally unfit to own firearms. Hmm sounds likes that would be fine at first? Well think again. Once again, look at Connecticut and all of the gun owners who chose not to register their firearms. Now they are consider felons because they did not comply with state laws. What makes you think that you won’t be consider a felon, giving them “reason” to enter into your home and confiscate your firearms? Heck, what makes you think it won’t happen if you DO comply with the laws?

Wake up people and start fighting for your rights. Our country was founded on these rights for a reason. One last question to all you anti-gun wackos- What happens when your precious government turns on you and you have no protection?