Toy Guns Aren’t Toys.

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.

Why?

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:

  1. 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?)

423 MILLION guns in the US.

I love this country so much.

ATF: 423M guns in America, 1.2 per person, 8.1B rounds of ammunition a year

“New federal data shows that there are 422.9 million firearms in circulation, or about 1.2 guns for every person in the country.

What’s more, despite years of criticism of modern “assault-style” rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47, there are a record 17.7 million in private hands, proving that it is the most popular gun around.

And last year alone, the arms industry produced 8.1 billion rounds of ammunition.”

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Also, saw this on FB today:

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I don’t know how true those numbers are, but I do know in my home state of NC that 234,703 Deer Hunters culled 189,724 white tails. A neater number, is that only 44,544 Squirrel hunters slayed over 336,203 squirrels. Geez guys! (PDF link to the numbers – pretty fascinating.)

Then, out of curiosity, I googled ‘who has the most hunters per state’ and Pennsylvanians beat the Wisconsinites by 20.5 hunters per square mile compared to 13.7.

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That’s pretty cool. Good to see that the Gun Culture is alive and thriving in the United States.

Praise Jesus and Pew Pew!

 

 

California and the irrational fear of cosmetically dangerous weapons!

Ironically, this felony arrest for having an evil pistol grip and an even ‘eviler’ flash hider took place on the eve of Memorial Day. The very holiday where we take time to celebrate and reflect on the sacrifices of over 1.5 million Americans who died defending the rights and freedoms that you can be arrested for enjoying in California.

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Bravo coppers…

Your citizens will now sleep safe, knowing that while you’re confiscating scary weapons with non-lethal features, their children only have to worry about wading through ankle deep mounds of human feces, lines of homeless tent cities, and discarded needles to get to their plastic straw free school zones in your fine, upstanding state.

By the way, I got curious as to what CA’s Law Enforcement Code of Ethics is. It seems pretty standard, but obviously meaningless for those who are sworn to uphold it. .

Code of Ethics

AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

Well….

You’re doing a terrible job at fulfilling your oath, but a terrific job at supporting the tyranny of your elected officials.

Congratulations, you fearsome law dogs.

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On the subject of my book. I’ve been contacted by a small publisher. It was rather ego-flattering, except after digging in a bit more into the books they’d published I was pretty let down.

The reviews for their books appeared good, at first. Then I noticed they were 5 star reviews from the exact same four people, and the other reviews were either sketchy, or brutal in bashing the story and editing.

So, on we go down the long path to publishing.

My current plans are to give traditional publishing a solid year in hopes of getting on somewhere good. (Looking at YOU Baen!) In the meantime, I’m going to keep writing the sequel, and outlining the next few books… as well as passing my current novel around to anyone interested. The more feedback the merrier, and I didn’t write this just to keep it all to myself.

(If you’re interested, here’s the link to the first four ‘chunks’: RAWR! Pew! Pew! Pew!)

Anyways.

Freedom ain’t free. And California will probably never be.

Oh, look. The Venezuelans want their guns back.

We pro-gun, pro-second amendment people are on the right side of history. Always have been, always will be. Our Founding Fathers deserve our eternal thanks for their sacrifices and foresight that lets us have gun safes full of weaponry and the ability and knowledge to use them.

And unfortunately, they are proven correct, time and time again. Regardless of how ignorant the left is on the subject and how much they try to belittle us into thinking we don’t need guns, the 2nd Amendment is outdated, and that only duck hunting carries the stamp of approval by politicians…

They’re wrong. Terribly.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuelans-regret-gun-prohibition-we-could-have-defended-ourselves

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.”

I suppose the Venezuelans are getting tired of prostituting themselves for survival, eating rats and dogs, giving their children away in hopes someone else can care for them, and dying in the streets of starvation and disease.

Oh, and violent crime is at record highs. According to Human Rights Watch, worse than a war zone. (But on the same level as Chicago probably.)

Then there is the 200% inflation this year. Which is a real kick to the groin when your currency drops by 2/3rds of it’s value and pushes the number of people living below the poverty line to more than 90%.

And if that’s not bad enough, Polio is beginning to hit them hard.

Freaking, Polio. Because there is no medical care. There ain’t even Toilet Paper.

Now they wish they could do something about it while ‘President For Life’ Maduro eats $275 steaks, cooked by that mustached guy who dribbles salt off his forearm, and tells his citizens…er…subjects that it’s good for the country to go on a diet and that the average 24lbs lost per Venezuelan is a good thing.

Too bad. Six years ago they voluntarily gave up their firearms. (What few they had.)

So when Maduro is crushing dissidents, there ain’t shit-all most folks can do about it. I suppose that’s because it’s pretty hard to protest when the government uses live bullets instead of rubber ones and you’re so weak you can’t hit swing a baseball bat or throw a rock.

But remember this Venezuelan Badass?

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Oscar Perez.

The high-speed, low-drag, special forces police officer who stole a helicopter, flew it over the Supreme Court building, and strafed it with machine gun fire and grenades? All while flying the flag with 350 Libertad written on it? (That’s the article in their Constitution that gives the people the right to oppose the government.)

Later this guy raided a police department, and stole a couple dozen rifles. (That’s how disarmed they are. Come to America, and we got a dozen AR’s within a ten mile radius for most of the red states.)

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Maduro’s goons tracked him down and killed him after a nine hour siege. With 500 men against 10… one of the ‘terrorists’ being a pregnant woman. During the Siege, he uploaded a video online, covered in blood, stating that they had surrendered but the government wouldn’t stop shooting.

They did, after they made an example out of him.

But that’s socialism. It ain’t free shit. It’s the extreme power of a few over the multitude of weak and defenseless who are at their mercy.

And sometimes it really sucks to be right and watch millions suffer because of the same foolish morons we are co-habituating with in America. The same brainless lemmings who flock to ‘Democratic Socialists’ like Bernie Sanders and ‘Perpetually Stupid’ Ocasio-Cortez in hopes of free health care, forgiven student loans, a minimum living wage, no guns, and no Electoral College or Republicans.

Screw that.

Buy guns. Vote for Freedom. Or eat Dog Meat.