Skip to comments.Value of guns clearly a matter of perception
Posted on 01/27/2013 6:30:29 AM PST by rellimpank
While nursing my emotional wounds after reading that I am not Eugene Kane's favorite "gun guy," I nevertheless found it enjoyable reading his views regarding the National Rifle Association (Crossroads, Jan. 20).
While lambasting the NRA, he writes about the problem common among all humans. Not only on guns, but to virtually to all areas of human life. That is, of course, our different perceptions.
Two guys who grew up together, went to schools together and shared virtually all the same experiences look at a framed picture of an object and see different images. One knows the object is square, while the other unquestionably realizes that the object is circular.
Hence, I can understand his anger toward the NRA when his perception of the organization is that of a powerful well-funded, bullying group without compassion. We, the members, have a different perception: We see the NRA as the defender of our unique American freedoms.
Our perception is that by defending the Second Amendment, the NRA guarantees "we the people" the ability to overthrow our government if it someday became corrupt, tyrannical and - like many great countries before ours - is beyond the ability of the people to correct through conventional means.
The attitude of many Americans is best described this way: When I founded the Wisconsin Pro Gun Movement at NRA's request 32 years ago, an Army combat veteran approached me and asked: "After so many millions of U.S. servicemen have died or were crippled protecting our freedoms, how can these damned politicians now just be willing to give away some of our rights?"
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Klinton and Boama added much to the price of a gun.
I lived through the riots in Detroit and learned at an early age how to deal with rioters: 30.06 at long range; 12 gauge close in; .357 magnum when they get very close.
I have only 3 weapons in my house and I will never give them up. Law be damned.
OMG! I haven’t posted/read Eugene Kane in a long time!
My perception? It’s foolish NOT to be armed today. Add me to Eugene’s list, LOL!
I grew up in Milwaukee - it’s still ‘home’ to me. :)
Exactly. You have air bags, seat belts, homeowners and life insurance, smoke detectors, co detectors, etc etc. Most of us will never need them (thankfully). Yet we have them because if you do need them and don’t have it... The consequences are terrible. Same thing with being prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones and neighbors. I think it is foolish and negligent not to be armed.
Many things are mandated by government to keep you safe, it’s ironic that the government wants to take something away from us that keeps us safe. It’s probably because firearms can keep us safe from government.
Lie, defy, never comply!