"The ongoing migration of persons to the United States
in violation of our laws is a serious national problem
detrimental to the interests of the United States." -
Ronald Reagan, 1981
never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It
does so because honor is, finally, about defending those
noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if
it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean
social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution,
or as always, even death itself. The question remains:
What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What
is worth living for?" -
William J. Bennett in a
lecture to the U. S. Naval Academy, Nov 24, 1997
JUST SAYING: "Ladies, if your boyfriend says he's afraid of guns, tell him you think it's time you both see other men."
Question: What do you think about Gun Control?
Recently I heard someone say their idea of gun control
was, "If you hold it with both hands and take careful aim, you
might hit what you are aiming at". I have to say that sums
I guess it all starts with the Second Amendment of the
United States Constitution which says, "A well regulated militia,
being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the
people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." There are
many interpretations of this Amendment but I think the founding
fathers knew what will happen if the Citizens did not have a way to
protect themselves. Note that they make a distinction between
state and people. Therefore, We the people have the right.
Why not let American citizens have and buy guns. Let's face
some simple commonly known points.
Gun Safety has to be the top concern when handling guns.
They can be very dangerous just like playing on the highway,
driving a car, etc.... You have to be safe.
People kill people - guns do not kill people. I have
not heard of a gun walking and pointing itself and shooting
someone. Just like I have not heard of a pencil making
spelling mistakes. Do spoons really make people fat?
Bad people already have guns. They are the ones that
are going to use them in a bad way because ....wait for it....
they are bad people. :)
If everyone had a gun, then bad people would be less likely
to get away with robbery, etc... There would be more dead
You get the point but send more points if you want.
Get a License: My view is that everyone who wants to buy a
gun should be able to buy one. That is if you are a law
abiding citizen that is not a felon or a repeat offender that has
been arrested for various reasons. I think the 2nd Amendment
is very clear and that should be our license to carry. But
there is a law that says we have to get a license, therefore, get a
license. If you cannot operate a
gun safely, don't get a gun. Anyway, I think that a Concealed
Handgun license is the best way to go about having a gun - only
because the law requires it. You
will learn the laws and safety in the class. Even though I encourage everyone to get
a Concealed Handgun License to obey the law, I repeat, I am against
the need to have a license since our Second Amendment of the United
States Constitution says we have a right to keep and bear arms.
Registration: I am not really sure why
registration is so important, except to have a record of the gun and
We have car registrations. Some say it is to be able to
confiscate guns at a later time. If so, I am not for this at
all. The only way to collect all guns would be going door to
door and searching everywhere. I do not think this will ever
happen in the United States. Well, not in Texas anyway.
Texans love their guns more than most things. Same goes with
Practice: Going to the gun range and shooting
at a paper target is at least something. The best thing to do
is train like many professionals. However, for the
regular Citizen I recommend joining a local
Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) group - there is a local
club near you. IDPA is SAFE and FUN to do. The
targets are set up in scenario fashion so that you can practice
practical situations. IDPA is practical Shooting. For
Example: You are in a restaurant, you have your Concealed
Handgun License, and 4 armed gang-bangers come in to rob the place
and start shooting. What would you do? Are you ready?
How is your aim? IDPA teaches you to defend yourself in a
logical manner and have fun doing it. More to come....
Remember GUN SAFETY always!
A good reason to carry...
Suzanna Gratia-Hupp, whose parents were killed by an insane gunman while her gun was out in the car, gives very moving and bold testimony about the REAL reason for the second amendment: to protect our God-given right to keep and bear arms.
She was a great influence to get the concealed handgun license bill
passed. Watch their faces as she
speaks. She understands the 2nd Amendment in a way that
they never will. Her parents were killed by a crazed gunman in Killeen, TX,
in October 1991 at Luby's.
Also, I had the privilege of meeting Suzanna Gratia-Hupp on June 16, 2010. She was
very nice and took the time to talk and answer questions.
(In this photo: Suzanna Gratia-Hupp and John
Please buy Suzanna Gratia-Hupp's book.
The book is much more than the story of the Luby's massacre that occurred in October of 1991.
It is also about the lessons her parents taught her. It is about her family and events that made her the women she is today, the importance of being able to protect yourself, and the ability to change the world to make it possible (and legal) to protect your family in all the places you live.
You can buy the book from this link:
Q: Do you own a gun(s)?
A: I will not say how many I own if any or how many I have with me at any
Q: Do you like people to have a
concealed handgun license?
A: I think every law abiding citizen should have a Concealed Handgun
with or without a license. However, the law says you must have
a license - a Concealed Handgun License (CHL)! In the North
Texas area, may I suggest
www.txchl.us for CHL and training? Let me repeat,
"LAW ABIDING CITIZEN". The world will be a much safer place.
Q: Do you have a CHL?
A: I will not say because it is concealed ;-). I will not
announce that I carry (or not). You will never know - it is
concealed. OK, all jokes aside.... reading this page...
What do you think?
Q: How often do you practice?
A: My goal is to go practice every other weekend for at least three
hours. I recommend you join an IDPA club. I really try
to make it at least once a month. I believe in constant
practice: safety, mechanics, proper target acquisition,
handling, etc... Just go to
YouTube.com and search for IDPA videos.