I support the 2nd Amendment as well as the rest of them…

Mar 09 2013 Published by under commentary, Safety

I support the 2nd Amendment and oppose any more restrictive gun laws.

You may ask yourself what does this have to do with dog walking? Well I’ll tell you. Dog walking is a risky job which requires you to be out in sometimes remote areas and at odd  and/or regular (predictable) hours and after dark. This opens you up to potential assault and victimization. If you are a woman (and many dog walkers are) the risks are obviously even greater.

We have enough laws on the books already and there is no evidence that these mass shootings would have been stopped by any of the currently proposed laws (the gunmen broke dozens of laws including murder). Capacity limitations? That sword cuts the other way as well, reducing the ability of a defender to adequately deal with a critical threat. There have been many cases where the assailant(s) was not stopped because the defender lacked adequate firepower even though they were armed, either because the rounds weren’t powerful enough, or they didn’t hit the attacker(s) in vital areas and ran out of ammo. Armed security in the schools is a better answer. Plenty of returning vets could perform this function with proper training.

We have stupid politicians telling women to “buy shotguns” and “rape whistles” and inferring that they aren’t capable of defending themselves. Funny, the political party that holds itself out to be “pro-women” and “equality” wants to ban the great equalizer. Have you ever seen a woman shooting a shotgun? It is way too powerful for many women to handle. An AR-15 on the other hand can be easily handled by almost anyone. See this video for some much needed perspective…

Enforce the laws we already have and look at other ways to secure our schools. Addressing mental health issues should be of prime concern. Disarming law abiding Americans is NOT the answer. The 2nd Amendment is NOT the Right to Hunt it is the right to defend oneself against attack, tyranny, and oppression.

“Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

Yup. Even Gandhi. I feel good about the company I keep.

Rant off.

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2 responses so far

  • Jennifer says:

    I agree with your rant 100%! I own a dog walking and pet sitting business. I also have my concealed carry permit. I don’t know what I would do if that right was taken away from me by idiots who have no experience with guns and do not understand why anybody would want to carry one! Keep on ranting, hopefully people will start to listen.

  • Thanks Jennifer, good for you. Another responsible American who takes their rights seriously.

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