Update – Who the hell do you think you are?

UPDATE 2: Also went and joined the Second Amendment Foundation.

UPDATE: I told you I would and so I did. Hope I am not the only one.

Touched a nerve, did we?

This morning your humble [sic] correspondent is in high dudgeon, having just made reply to a facebook friend and former colleague who is a total leftard and who was once again advocating for gun control while inveighing against the NRA.  My comments to him:

Damned right I support the NRA, they defend my 2nd Amendment right to protect myself and my family in the best way I can.

A good friend of mine’s grandparents were killed by Richard Ramirez, the police later determined that it took three days for him to complete the murders. Needless to say it was a closed coffin funeral. Ramirez, by the way, is on your side, as he didn’t use guns in commission of his crimes.

Before I was married I did not own a gun. I figured that if I was ever confronted by such a person I would fight as best I was able and take my chances, let the chips fall where they may. After I was married I could not risk that anymore, as my defeat would mean horrors for my wife I could too well imagine.

I am a gun owner, and fully intend to remain a gun owner. What you gun grabbers are doing is stripping me and millions of others of the ability to adequately defend my life and the lives of my family and community, essentially sacrificing us on the altar of your self proclaimed moral superiority. I will not have it. Who the hell do you think you are?

There is more to be said, of course.  I have, after all, read Solzhenitsyn‘s Gulag Archipelago (recommended reading), and I can see where this is all going.  I will not have it.  Who the hell do these people think they are?

I had not planned to but today I will make a contribution to the NRA.  I will also begin planning to acquire a so-called ‘battle rifle’.  I’ve been giving the Ruger SR-762 serious consideration.  I don’t know if it is on California’s list of proscribed guns, and I really don’t care.