[mccookgazette.com] Fair ~ 75°F  
High: 100°F ~ Low: 63°F
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Big Guns

Posted Monday, April 9, 2012, at 8:59 AM

(Photo)
I own guns. I shoot guns. I will also admit that I have wondered if private citizens should have the right to own military grade weapons such as AK-47's and 50 caliber machine guns. Beyond pride of ownership and perhaps the enjoyment of firing a weapon of that type, military grade weapons are really just for war aren't they?

We've all heard the old saying "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns" and that's something I can get behind. All we need do is read any big city paper and gun violence jumps off the pages into our faces. Of course outlawing guns won't work, and our Constitution guarantees our right to bear arms.

But what about certain types of weapons such as military arms? I hope you will allow yourself a cup of coffee and the time to watch the following dramatization of true events that happened in Athens, Tennessee in 1946. It's a 13 minute video that may change your thinking or reinforce your opinion. If you start, watch 'till the end.


Comments
Showing most recent comments first
[Show in chronological order instead]

Interesting, the working of 'great' minds. I just posted a poem, I felt prompted to write, just before coming and reading your article, Brian. Ha. Perhaps, something our people should ponder?

-- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 12:35 PM

This countries civilian population having personal arms is the primary reason Japan did not contemplate invading USA. The 'Battle of Athens,' shows the need for defense, from a source we shouldn't have that need, 'corrupt governing people,' also.

The Swiss have the right idea, IMO, arm the citizenry, with military weapons, and train them in the proper use. No one in their right mind would invade a country where most all of the citizens are trained to defend their country, from 'enemy without, plus, if necessary, within.'

-- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Apr 10, 2012, at 12:32 PM


Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.


The City Slickers
Brian Hoag
Recent posts
Archives
Blog RSS feed [Feed icon]
Comments RSS feed [Feed icon]
Login
Hot topics
Jeeping The "Promised Land"
(0 ~ 10:43 PM, May 25)

Drop-Off - A Fun Southern Nevada 4x4 Trail
(0 ~ 11:30 AM, Mar 9)

Quartzsite - The RV Gathering Place
(0 ~ 10:55 AM, Feb 16)

Titus Canyon
(2 ~ 8:25 AM, Feb 4)

Death Valley
(1 ~ 7:53 AM, Jan 31)