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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.

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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!