And you shouldn’t let your kids play with them.
Growing up, I was never allowed to have a cap gun, nerf gun, water gun, or anything else. That’s a rule I enforce with my kids.
Because we’ve got REAL GUNS in our house.
The kind that puts leaky holes into people.
And people are basically just souls surrounded by a giant blood and gore filled hydraulic bag. Poke a hole in the right place and things stop working. Poke enough holes, and the soul finds somewhere new to reside.
But the reason for this blog is that we went to a church members house for our small group meeting. My Church Life Group is pretty legit, we’ve had the same members for almost 4 years and we’re all close friends. Anyways, we brought our kids along, and my three year old daughter found a fake plastic shotgun… the toy sort that makes noises… picked it up and proceeded to start slaying everyone in the play room with it. Pew, Pew, Pew, and all that.
I don’t know where she learned that. I can’t think of any movies she’s seen with guns in them, except maybe the Incredibles… and she hasn’t been to the range with me yet…. I would joke that it’s in our bloodline, but there’s something about weaponry that arouses curiosity in most children. (I bet back in the day, dad’s had to tell their kids to stop playing with their swords lest they dull the blade.)
This is why, if you’ve guns in your house, you MUST instill the ‘Don’t Touch/Tell A Grownup’ rule. Because they’ll pick it up, swing it around, naturally figure out the grip, press the trigger and kablooey… something gets a hole punched through it at several thousand feet per second. That’s no bueno. Kid’s need to know if they see a gun to go tell an adult instead of playing with it. Otherwise, horrifying things can happen real quickly.
So we, as a society need to recognize that we live in the most armed culture that has ever existed on this wonderful planet – A country that has over 423,000,000 guns but only 327,000,000 people. (‘Murica!) With numbers like that, we should be cautious and reflective about allowing our children to play with toy guns.
Playing with toy guns WILL instill a lack of respect for a tool that can kill, and it WILL instill a lack of safety observation for the five rules. My daughter broke every single one of these when she picked up the fake shotgun:
The 5 Basic Principles of Gun Safety:
- Treat every gun as if it were loaded.
2. Always point your gun in a safe direction.
3. Never point your gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot.
4. Keep your finger off the trigger until your ready to shoot.
5. Be sure of your target and what’s beyond.
Maybe you live in a Gun Free home (In Greta Thunberg’s voice “How DARE you?). But you still live in a very gun-centric society and you’ll never have complete observance and control over your child. They may be at a friends house and find one, or playing in an alley in Chicago, or whatever. But you don’t know, so teach them what to do if they find one.
Run and tell an adult.
And if you’ve got guns in your house, you need to inoculate them. Slowly build up an understanding of them and the dangers surrounding them.
When they’re little, let them watch you clean your guns. Let them ask curious questions, and give them good answers. Take away the ‘mystery’ from weapons. As they get older, let them hold them, under your guidance. Let them help disassemble and clean. And as they grow, take them to the range and show them what they can do. Blasting tomato cans, watermelons, etc will give them a suitable impression.
So inoculate your kids to guns.
Slowly and carefully, ensuring that they understand the five safety rules and that firearms are not toys.
And if they get into guns, you’ll never have to worry about them being able to afford drugs or voting Democrat.
Because ammo ain”t cheap, freedom ain’t free, and Democrats want to take your guns.
(Right Mr. “Oh Hell Yes” Beto?)
It’s too bad the current Pope is a pansy.
Many” people have reportedly been killed by Boko Haram Islamists as more than 100 of the terrorists stormed the town of Garkida, Nigeria, on motorbikes and trucks with mounted guns Friday evening, firing indiscriminately and setting houses and churches on fire.
I’m pretty sick of Muslims Terrorists like Boko Haram running around killing Christians, torching churches, and being godless heathens in general. They need some Jesus that only a bunch of morally righteous and technologically superior modern Crusaders could deliver with direct and indirect fire.
I’ve talked about this before, there is no reason for Christians not to defend themselves.
And before anyone starts shouting that I’m Islamophobic – I’m not. There are lots of peaceful Muslims. But there are way more peaceful Christians. Easily proven by asking the question of – When’s the last time you heard of a group of Christians going around terrorizing anyone?
(And I’m not talking about those Christians that appear on campus with signs and start screaming about how everyone within sight is going to hell… they’re a bit intense but not terrifying…)
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10
That being said.
DEUS VULT. (God Wills)
We should all petition for the Pope to start a Fifth Crusade.
On a side note – Our old house went under contract in under a week and a half. We’ve been richly blessed the past years and we look forward to moving out from under two mortgages. 🙂 But that also means I’ve got to finish moving all of our stuff out of the basement and garage… yay…
As for writing – The cursor marches onward. The word count increases and the story line evolves as needed. Reader Zero (My Wife) is currently going over my rough draft to help me decide on which ending to use. Her feedback, which is the best feedback, has been awesome. Even though she thinks I’m a bit to ‘gory’ in my battle descriptions sometimes!
And for a third thing – Trump is going to dominate the election. I suspect it will be the largest majority landslide in history in the popular vote, and an electoral vote that will rival Reagan’s landslide. I’m calling it meow. I also suspect there will be a Super Majority of Republicans, and the next four years is going to be glorious. EXCEPT… except that I know Republicans stink at holding a majority. They’re like the ugly girl that won the pageant and doesn’t know what to do next because they never conceived that they might actually WIN. And they will waffle on spending, because they only care about spending when it’s the Democrats spending all the money. When it’s their turn, they do a terrible job as well.
Have a magnificent weekend.
I haven’t posted anything in a while, so here’s some random thoughts.
First, I’ve always been a fan of people having money. The more the merrier. I don’t hate the 1%, I want to JOIN the 1%! I guess that’s because I’m an evil capitalist at heart, but honestly – if you can’t make it in America, you’d never have made it any point in human history.
That being said, Michael Bloomberg has too much money. I’m tired of being bombarded with Bloomberg for President ad’s from that evil little anti-gun midget. Youtube is basically turned into MichaelBloombergtube.
Second, I’ll say it. I’m glad Romney lost in 2012.
He’d have been a garbage President and paved the way for a Hillary Clinton presidency in 2016. Then we never would have gotten Trump and this awesome economy. Thank God for unanswered prayers. “He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” – Daniel 2:21
Third, the Oscar’s were on the other night. Like most of America, I didn’t watch it because I’d rather scoop my eyeballs out with a melon ball spoon than watch a bunch of people wearing tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry and custom tailored dresses and tuxedo’s lecture me on my wrongthink. Gee, I don’t know why each year the viewership seems to hit new lows. You’d think they’d catch on… but self-congratulating themselves for their wokeness is too important to their Hollywood culture. That’s fine – Their culture is a dumpster fire of hypocritical climate change activists with jets and mansions, anti-gun rapists with armed body guards, and protected and idolized child molesters being paid to pretend to be someone else. Oh, and apparently people who drink cow milk are evil. I did catch that much from Joaquin Phoenix’s soundbites. If that doesn’t sum up the batpoop craziness of Hollywood – I don’t know what does.
Fourth, I hate painting. I’m trying to get our old house ready to list, and that includes repainting several rooms. Ugh. Make it stop.
Fifth, Student Loan Forgiveness. This is how the system works – the government offers more loans to go to school – the school increases its price because easy money is available to students. That’s why schools are so expensive. You wanna cut educational costs? Cut out government subsidized student loans. Once people have to pay their own way, they’ll stop dropping 40-70k on stupid degree’s like Gender Fluidity in Post-Civil War Era America and Disgust for Red Flyover Country 101 and go back to Engineering or Business Management instead. Personally, once our house sells my student loans will be finally paid off. Yeeeehaw.
Like those obnoxious people who begin an anti-gun argument with, “I own guns anndddd I support gun control.” I’m going to start my argument with, “I have a student loan and I don’t think anyone should be forgiven.”
Life is hard. It’s harder when you’re stupid.
You went to college. You is supposed to be smart. You figure out how to repay the tens of thousands of dollars you stupidly wasted having a good time instead of learning a trade, or getting a degree in something that would help you get a good paying job.
But I’m not going to pay it for you. Sorry. I ain’t. I’m not going to support any candidate who so foolishly does. Because if they REALLY cared, they’d cut back on government offered student loans and make college more affordable.
Geez, I could write an entire post about this…
Sixth, I could care less that Trump thought Kansas City Chiefs were from Kansas instead of Missouri. The left went nuts over his tweet. “Argh! Trump is such a BOOB! hahahaha!”
Whatever… Still more intelligent than full grown adults believing in the splendor of socialism, gun free peaceful societies, and climate change.
Seventh, I’m hungry.
On a side note, I hear Trump’s approval rating among terrorists is at an all time low.
Iran has been at war with us for decades, essentially ever since the black robed Islamic terrorists took over the country back in the 80’s and stormed our embassy. (This is a country that regularly chants ‘Death to America’ and wants to obliterate Israel with nuclear weapons…)
But according to the media and the left, it kind of went like this:
- Iran sabotages six oil tankers in Strait of Hormuz.
- Iran shoots down US drone.
- Iran attacks Saudi oil fields.
- Iran attacks US Embassy.
- Trump responds by drone striking one of the most despised terrorists on the planet.
- People who hate America – “WHY DOES TRUMP WANT WAR?”
Also the same people who applauded Obama drone striking thousands of individuals, including US Citizens(Thus killing them without any sort of due process for their war crimes) and being at war every single day of his presidency, are now the same people who are saying, “Whoa! Hold up! We need to restrict the Presidents ability to wage war!”
And we have celebrities out there APOLOGIZING for America killing a man responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, including Americans.
Which is pretty par for course, because Hollywood is a cesspool of American hating, immoral, uneducated, politically ignorant and self-righteous twat-monkeys that worship aliens and molest children and women.
I could continue ranting, but the Half Day War is over and we won by one dead terrorist General. And if Iran REALLY wants to get down to brass tacks, since we waxed their number 3, we’ll give them our number 3 in return.
Nancy Pelosi, pack your bags. You’re going to Iran!