Skip to comments.Missing the Point of Gun Ownership
Posted on 08/16/2019 4:52:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
If there were ever a survey asking gun owners why they buy guns, Id wager the majority of them would say that it basically is for protection. The Second Amendment was not written for hunters but for the peoples self-protection, including protection from tyranny. The first thing smart dictators do is remove guns from registered owners.
While the media and the left pontificate about the evil of guns used in recent mass shootings, Senator Lindsey Graham told the blatant truth when asked about why he owned an AR-15. His comments were reported in an article by Hunter Lovell in the Washington Examiner:
The South Carolina senator made the comments to reporters aboard Air Force One that he maintains an AR-15 in case "there's a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no anything."
His remarks were first revealed by Voice of America on Twitter. A reporter then asked him to clarify if he meant the semiautomatic rifle was for looters.
"Yeah, people, theyre not going to come to the AR-15 home," Graham responded. "Well, I think if you show up on the porch with an AR-15, theyll probably go down the street."
One of the survivors of the awful El Paso massacre, Christopher Grant, a black man, told CNNs Chris Cuomo that he was surprised his mother didnt have her gun with her : I ran towards my mother to try and shield her. And Im like mom. Cause my mom is a gun-wielding grandma. She carries a snub-nose Smith and Wesson, 38 special with a built in scope in it everywhere she goes.
This was probably not something CNN wanted to report while visiting survivors in hospital. Why did this black woman carry a gun? For protection, of course
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The insane Liberal Leftists who are constantly telling us that Trump is Hitler, that our government is setting up concentration camps etc. etc. are doing everything in their power to make sure that same evil government has a monopoly on gun ownership.
It’s enough to make their views on biology and gender seem rational in comparison.
I own two rifles that could be described as hunting rifles. They are family heirlooms and not used for anything. They get taken to the range maybe once a year and fired. Then they are carefully cleaned, lubed, and put away. Ditto my Dad's service sidearm. These firearms are not for protection, they are family history.
Of all the rifles, shotguns, and handguns my wife and I have purchased, there are perhaps two that were purchased *not* with the intent that they'd be for defense of family/home/self. One is a full sized 1911 that was purchased for it's looks (brushed stainless with black grips) and because, hey, it's a 1911 and we just wanted the legend. It is also just plain fun to shoot. Mr. Browning's big heavy masterpiece does a great job of absorbing recoil and turning it into a shove or nudge rather than a whack. That relatively long sight radius also helps someone (ahem, me) with only modest skills.
The other firearm I purchased "not for defense" is an AR-15 rifle. Yes, I know it would make a very good home defense gun in a lot of ways. When I purchased it, I will admit I purchased it because again, it's extremely popular, and I figured that's probably for a good reason. Also because I knew AR-15s just get under liberal gun-grabber's skin. Yes, I bought it mostly because they don't want me to have it. Turns out it is a lot of fun to shoot. I'd put it in the recreational category - it is both fun at the range and fun knowing I have something libtards hate. But there is a 12 ga next to my side of the bed candy-stripe loaded with slugs and #1 buck as my primary "bump in the night" defense gun.
So just the heirlooms and two "fun" firearms. The rest, an eclectic mix of calibers and styles (celebrate diversity!), are all business - intended for defense.
The point is that it’s nobody’s business what anyone owns ...
One suspects that the AR-15, which is NOT an assault rifle as it has no fully automatic fire capability, is owned by a lot of vets as it is the civvie version of iconic rifle of the war(s) in which they served.
And, they would not be so popular if they were not enjoyable to take to the range.
All the firearms in our household were purpose-purchased, save one, a lever action saddle rifle I just wanted.
She carries a snub-nose Smith and Wesson, 38 special with a built in scope in it
laser sight... reporters these days...
Semi Auto AR-15 w/30 round mags = Pappy’s Ol-Rifle
The tech is historic. No you may not have our ancient weapons.
The only downside is cleaning. There are a lot of nooks and crannies to clean. I believe my firing pin is somehow magnetized to attract carbon. I haven't figured out the physics of it, but there's something going on there. ;-) But hey, I'm an engineer and a gadget guy so even that isn't all bad. It just takes a little more time and attention to detail than say your average Glock.
My handgun is for self protection
My AR15 is for the Civil War
The same Lindsay Graham who is pushing Red Flag declared earlier that “The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact”.
IOW, “guns for me but not for thee”.
With a Scope?
Yes I need one.
380 and 14 rounds in the pocket
9mm with 45 rounds concealed on me
1911 with 24 rounds by the bed
5.56 and 1000s of rounds in the gun safe ready to go at a moments notice
I need a good twelve gauge. Any suggestions?
The AR-15 as for the days when I don’t mind cleaning a gun after the range.
The AK-47 it’s for the days when I only want to spend a few minutes cleaning a gun.
I wondered about that too. Been bugging me since I saw the first report of that account. My first though was that the kid telling the story had no knowledge of firearms at all and called it a scope because he doesn’t know the difference. And whoever took the story didn’t know the difference either to catch it.
Ignorance and lack of knowledge is the true enemy in this firearm debate.
It would kind of defeat the purpose of the firearm size wouldn’t it? Probably be lucky if the bullet ever actually reached what you had focused in the scope. lol :)
“The AK-47 its for the days when I only want to spend a few minutes cleaning a gun.”
The SKS for the days, months, years you never want to clean a gun.
To be sure.
Like a pencil
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