Independence Day 2014!

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In celebration of Today, the 4th or July, I thought I would share some quotes from the men who sacrificed so much that we could be a free and independent people.  Between hot dogs and backyard games, we should all take a moment to reflect on the words and actions of these men everyday but especially on this day.

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.
— Benjamin Franklin

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right…and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers.
— John Adams

The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!
— Patrick Henry

A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves… and include all men capable of bearing arms.
— Richard Henry Lee

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government
— Thomas Jefferson

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good
— George Washington

Self-Defense: Proof of Importance

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This week Target’s interim CEO, John Mulligan, announced “starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law.“.

It seems Target’s new CEO is trying to have his cake and eat it too!  He seems to be pandering to the Anti-Second Amendment crowd with language they can interpret as they want; or if they aren’t that blind then they see this as a step in the right direction.

Despite Moms Demand Action and Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun group very quick Victory Dance and viral comments, they seem to have lost their ability to understand basic English.  That or Target’s Interim CEO doesn’t understand the words he is using.  From the above “respectfully request” is merely a request not a real ban…right?  Luckily someone decided to ask Target to clarify, according to The Columbian,

Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman, said the retailer will not post signs at its stores asking people not to bring guns inside. “It is not a ban,” she said. “There is no prohibition.”  She said the company decided to make this statement after hearing from people on all sides of this issue.

I have to say this is probably the biggest non-story ever, yet everyone seems so excited.  I mean Target might as well have announced they are changing their logo from white and red pattern to a red and white pattern!  Fortunately, absolutely nothing has changed  and you can still carry your legal self-defense weapon while shopping.

Since this story is a great opening to discuss the effectiveness of guns for self-defense/preservation.  And the Anti-Second Amendment crowd always seems to fall back to the “that is what we have police for” argument, followed by plugging their ears and repeating, “nah nah I can’t hear you“.  We have to be honest, the Anti-Second Amendment “supporters” are using emotional arguments that do not hold up to logic.  Unfortunately not many people use critical thinking and get caught up in the emotions of “gun violence”.  This is nothing new, manipulators use emotions to motivate/influence a crowd.  But what about the claim that we do not need to protect ourselves, because we have a dedicated Police Force?

If that is so true, why do most Police departments hold or sponsor Self-Defense classes?  To really see how often people need their Second Amendment Rights to protect and preserve themselves, check this out… Here is the Proof that the Right to Bear Arms is a matter of life or death: Great Map of Incidents where Privately Owned Guns Save Lives