Once again our old world kept on a turning and the stars, sun and moon stayed in their places so here we go again. Each month in these pages, I try very hard to find and pass on information about your rights, legislation, and the whacky things that go on around us. Some months I find a lot to pass on and some months not so much. But there is always something going on that is worthy of note. So let get going.
With the election just day away as this is being written, there is not much going on in the gun world except concern over what will happen based on who gets elected. Both candidates have made it very clear where they stand on the Second Amendment and gun ownership rights. On one hand there is “guns should be kept out of the hands of those who might do harm with them” and “the Second Amendment should be repealed as it is out of date” and on the other hand there is the Second Amendment is just fine as is. Here in Oregon, the song from one side is lets “Californicate” our gun laws and ban certain guns, etc. and restrict rights, and on the other side leave the law abiding gun owners alone and go after the law breakers.
Persons on each side believe deeply that their point of view is the right one. And under our system of laws and government, each side has the free right to their beliefs without fear of being ridiculed by the other side. Or so it would be in a perfect world. In reality, each side thinks and expresses a rabid opposition toward the other side. And those who don’t think the same as they are considered wrong in their opinions at the very least.
But that is not the point of this writing. The point is that each and every person has the right to express their opinion. Not only in what they have to say but more importantly by what they do. And that means via the ballot box. It is not only our right but our very duty to make our voices heard by voting. In no other country in the world is the freedom of the ballot box as sacred as it is here. Yet many take it so much for granted that in virtually all elections they let others make their decisions for them because they don’t vote. Either because they are too lazy to mark their ballots or they feel their vote won’t count. But in reality, each and every vote counts. There are countless examples of where one vote made all the difference.
No matter which side of an issue you are on, or which candidate you support, your
voice will not be heard unless you vote. So get out there and do your duty. VOTE.
Make your voice heard. Have a say in what type of society in which you want to
live. It is up to you to decide if you want a hand in your own fate or if you want to leave it to others to decide. Enough said.
There is some good news coming out the uncertainty surrounding who will be our
next POTUS (that’s President of the United States for you who are not into
acronyms). The sales of firearms are at an all time high. More background checks
have been recorded in the past few months than in the any of the same months on
records. Guns are flying off the shelves in quantities never seen before in
anticipation of the possibility that the incoming administration will be, as
expressed, a very anti-gun, anti-second amendment one. People are stocking up in preparation of what they feel may be the worst time in American gun ownership
history. We shall see. VOTE.
OK enough harping. Told ya this month’s edition would be a short one. Let’s conclude with these.
Another from the sign at the veterinary clinic on Cordon Road reads: ‘I kissed a pug. And I liked it.”
“You can’t fix stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.” Stephen Adams.
“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?” Joseph Stalin.
“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” Bertrand de Jouvenel.
Well, that is all for now. More maybe next month if the world keeps turning and the sun doesn’t get too close to the earth. Until then, shoot straight, keep em in the ten ring, be safe on the range, be vigilant and protective of your freedoms, and God bless the USA.