Friday, May 1, 2009

Firearms Refresher Course

I recieved this as a forwarded email and thought it was worth passing along- but I don't like forwarding email, so here we go.

"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not." -Thomas Jefferson

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3.Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
11. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

5 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Very, very nice. :-D

Elizabeth J. said...

Good list-I would have to agree with this post.

~ Levi ~ said...

# 16 is the best.

~ Levi ~

James said...
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James said...

All excellent points, many quite witty. I believe #21 gets to the heart of the issue.

What we have is legislators, executives, and a judiciary who view the people with fear, rather than honor. Therefore, they wish to control the people, rather than serve them.

However, which followed the other? Knowing that which by grace is being put to death in my own breast, I suspect that the fear actually grew out of a desire to be powerful and praised. With that as their desire, of course they become fearful.

So what we need is... converted politicians in whom this desire and its corresponding fear are being put to death by grace, so that they would honor others above themselves and view their calling as service to others and ultimately to their Lord. Now that's something to work and pray for!

Thanks for letting me use your blog to think out loud :). I got to spend a small amount of time with David and Seth this week and enjoyed it thoroughly; do they read your blog?