Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tue Pose a Question

What is the deal with the government assaulting our constitutional rights? Does the agenda to disarm the American people disturb anyone else like it disturbs me? DISTURBS. As in,
dis⋅turb; –verb
1. to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle.
2. to interfere with; interrupt; hinder:
3. to interfere with the arrangement, order, or harmony of
4. to perplex; trouble


This is keep-me-awake-long-after-I've-gone-to-bed material for me, kids. Disturbing.

10 comments:

Kaci-Ellyphant said...

UGH!

Polly said...

Yes, this is very much disturbing to me as well. Those from whom we are trying to protect ourselves are never ever going to be affected by this legislation.

Connie said...

Yes, It's terrible. I am disturbed by this as well.

Emily and Dustin said...

While I know there are two legit sides to every story, I have to say that I am all for stricter gun control laws in this country. I did not grow up in a house where a gun was present nor will I ever allow one in my house. I don't believe it is safe in the grand scheme of things. I'm just not a gun person. I think they cause more harm above all else.

Chatty Natty said...

I'm becoming more and more a gun person these days......

larriecampbell said...

First, Senator Rush served six months in prison for illegal possession of firearms in 1969. Not sure if he's the kettle or the pot with that move, but perhaps that just makes him a typical, two-faced politician.
Now as far as the bill, it's just another example of the government trying to go too far. In the Democrats' precious stimulus bill, they snuck in compiling an electronic database of the medical records for every American. They think that the government needs to run these types of program and not the "evil capitalists." Because last I checked, there wasn't ANY corruption in the government.
Why in the world will criminals, who by definition blatantly break laws, be affected in any way by tighter gun control? This bill will take away guns from law abiding citizens instead. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment does not prohibit the use of handguns for self defense in the Heller case. It is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT and if you consider yourself a PATRIOT, then you will accept this as well. This is not a right that you "earn" by registering, undergoing psychiatric testing, paying a fee and then being fingerprinted. Only subjects of an oppressive government are forced to submit to this kind of treatment. What about the words of Thomas Jefferson: "...no free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
Instead of procecuting Gitmo terrorists, Rush wants to prosecute a gun owner whose weapon, in the hand of somebody else, caused harm. By all means, YES, let's prosecute the patriotic Americans and not the terrorists.
I like the t-shirt that says: "If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat." Rush's next bill should demand registration in order to buy matches or lighters in case you're an arsonist.

Clancy Pants said...

Larrie... you RULE! A good chuckle was just the ticket at 1:09am amidst bounties of chocolate!

Erik, Chelsi and Preston said...

I'm going to have to agree with this- disturbing. We are a gun family and it is really nice for me to know I have my 9mm when Erik is working late or gone overnight. Hope it doesn't go any further.

Maria Hart said...

In light of all of the crazy shootings that have been going on around the world, and because I feel so strongly about the overuse of guns and violence as a way to bring about "peace", I have to pipe in and say ditto to Emily's comment. This bill may not be THE solution, but I have to commend the man for at least attempting to put some controls and restrictions on a very dangerous piece of equipment and an over-zealous and under-regulated industry. I find it incredibly ironic that as a society we demand that toy makers follow stringent rules for developing toys for our children - no dangerous paint, small parts, etc., etc., and yet we sleep with hand duns in our night stand drawers. There is a severe disconnect for me there. I also think it is funny that the NRA and other such organizations cried foul when Obama was elected, and yet gun sales have gone through the roof since his election. The election of Obama was the best thing that ever happened financially to the gun industry. I don't know what that says about our country, but my hunch is that it isn't good. Just my two bits.

Bonnie Young said...

I totally agree with everything Larrie said! Gun sales, in my oppinion went through the roof, because everyone is very aware that the laws are going to be changed and guns are going to have a BIGGER restriction. To own a gun now you have to go through paper work and hoops. It's not, for the most part, the ones buying the gun legally that are going on shooting spree's, its the ones that come in contact with guns illegally. My fear is that illegal gun dealing will soar and then, we the honest ones, will suffer because we won't be able to have our own way of protection. I grew up in a home with guns, was taught the safety of guns, and we own guns our selves, and have started the process of teaching with our children. Maybe it's my red-neck side comming out, but if I had more money or use I'd have a bigger collection!