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With a lot of state’s now at least considering a weapon ban of some sort, many manufacturers and distributors (here’s the current list) have come together to help put a stop to it.  If you haven’t already heard, many companies are no longer selling products to law enforcement agencies in states that have taken rights away from the residents.

What’s fair for one is fair for all.

The government can’t take away the rights of the people without facing consequences themselves.  Is this a good thing?  I think so.  I think it sets the stance of all gun owners.  We wont sit back and watch our rights be taken.  Some people would argue that its only making the situation worse and that we should never disarm our law enforcement officers.

Will it prevent them from getting ammo and firearms?  Certainly not.  Will it make it harder?  Absolutely.  I think as gun owners, we should stand behind companies who have enacted these policies.  Let them know we support their decision by supporting them.

The list below is provided by The Blaze and it shows over 20 of the companies who have decided to take this stance.  You can see their entire post right here.

What do you think about this?  Where do you stand on this issue?  Let me know in the comments.

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I am not an extremist when it comes to politics.  I tend to find myself in the middle on most issues.  And as a result, I am getting very irritated with the extremists on both sides of the gun control issue.  We don’t need to issue every man woman and child a gun.  And we don’t need to disarm and criminalize law abiding citizens.  There is a middle ground and we just need to find it.

I had the pleasure of going to DMV this morning to get a new title for my car.  On the side of my local DMV there was Virginia’s state seal.  The figure, Virtus, standing atop of a tyrant at the end of a battle, his crown tossed aside.  The seal represents peace and freedom.  Along the edge of the seal it reads:  “Sic Semper Tyrannis” – Thus Always to Tyrants.

Wikipedia defines a tyrant as “a ruler of a cruel and oppressive character who is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who has usurped sovereignty”.  Tyrants come in all form and are not just dictators or kings.  I’ve known several in my life.  Even worked for one once.  I hate tyrants in every form.

If we had not had firearms back in 1776, we might not even be talking about this right now.  We were living under the rule of a tyrant from across the seas.  We had firearms for hunting and self defense.  We had firearms well before we even had the Constitution!  And it was with those firearms that we won our freedom.

We shouldn’t be discussing this as an item that affects the constitution.  We shouldn’t be discussing how to ban a right that we have had from the beginning.  We should instead be talking about how to maintain and protect that right while at the same time, protecting everyone’s right to life and safety.  Having firearms, in the hands of law abiding citizens, is the greatest check on government that exists.

We don’t need to arm everyone.  And we don’t need to disarm everyone.  The government does not need to tell us what we can and can’t do.  Every added law and restriction is one step toward tyranny; one step toward less freedom.  Many would classify Obama and his administration as tyrants, but I wont go that far yet.  We’re a long way away from a dictatorship or monarchy right now and Obama still requires lawmakers to work with him.

So lets all stop blaming the other side and try to work together.  Because tyranny rises when one person (or group) refuses to bend to the will of others.  When they do what they want, when they want, with no consequences.  This could happen for either side as well.  Like I said though, we aren’t there quite yet.  As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day.  With time, any government can turn tyrannical, and if that happens to us, we better hope we still have our guns . . . sic semper tyrannis.

I came across an article that discussed one reason why a higher percentage of police chiefs are in favor of “gun control” while a lower percentage of sheriffs are. I had never given it much thought until I read the article.

Click the quote below to see the whole article:

This contains some concepts that many folks haven’t considered. We are not siding with or against the police or advancing excuses for them and we hope it does not appear we are picking on them either; we aren’t.

I always thought it was just a rural vs city kind of thing but it seems like its more than that. The article explains that sheriffs are elected and more likely to defend the rights of their county’s residents, while police chiefs answer to city counsels,mayors, governors, etc. Politics play a much larger role for them.

I’m lucky enough to live in a county where my local sheriff has said they will not enforce any federal laws that violate the Second Amendment. I don’t know about the rest of VA, but around here guns are a big thing. I don’t see gun control being popular here any time soon.

Where do your police chiefs and sheriffs stand?  Let us know in the comments below.

I found this to be pretty interesting. Just wanted to share it with everyone. Hope you enjoy!

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Why Carry a Gun?

My old grandpa said to me ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin.’

I don’t carry a gun to kill people.

I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun to scare people.

I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.

I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.

I carry a gun because I have lived long enough…

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One of the blogs I follow, The Grey Enigma, posted something he found online and I wanted to share it.  Click here for his post:  The Root Cause of Gun Violence.

What I wanted to share was the quote that he picked out of the article over on Spectator.org.  It really says something about why there is gun violence in America and I have to agree with what it says.  The whole article (two pages) is a good read though so you should definitely head over to Spectator and give it a read.

Here’s the quote:

About 20,000 people live in my hometown of Oxford, Miss., and there are probably twice as many guns. Folks own handguns, shotguns, rifles, and all kinds of weapons I’ve never even heard of. But I can’t remember the last murder story in the local paper.

That’s because my town has lots of guns, but lots of fathers, too.

Chicago doesn’t have a gun problem; it has a father problem….

When young men don’t have fathers, they don’t learn to control their masculine impulses. They don’t have fathers to teach them how to channel their masculine impulses in productive ways.

When young men don’t have fathers, those men will seek out masculine love — masculine acceptance — where they can find it. Often, they find it in gangs.

In my little town, if some boys tried to form a gang and do violence on our streets, the fathers wouldn’t bother calling the sheriff. Those boys would face a gang of fathers hell bent on establishing order in our community. And if that meant using physical force, so be it.

I think we should start looking at areas that have gun violence issues and try to find a better solution than banning firearms.  Many responsible citizens across the country would agree that guns are not the problem.  People are the problem.  Our current moral compass is the problem.  We don’t need more laws and restrictions; our country becomes less free by the day, all in an attempt to protect the people from themselves.

We certainly need something, but it isn’t more gun control.  Let me know what you think we need in the comments below.

Also, I plan to do another Ammo Update tomorrow morning.  Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss it!

This is a really good post and I think all of my viewers should go check it out. If you care about your gun rights, it’s worth a read.