Ted Nugent, Vice President Biden And Gun Control
Uncle Ted recently wrote an open letter to Vice President Biden.
Always a major proponent of the second amendment, Ted Nugent wrote the letter to Biden regarding proposed new changes on U. S. gun laws and possible bans on certain weapons and accesories.
I recently wrote a post here saying something similar to what Ted says. That this is a knee jerk reaction to recent mass shootings and that basically, we don't need new laws, regulations and/or restrictions. We need to properly enforce those we have and, in the interest of stopping these mass shootings, we need to pay more attention to those in our society who are improperly medicated and/or in need of "help".
Whatever reasons or issues may cause an individual to do harm with a firearm, disarming the rest of us is not a solution. (I don't even think it should be an option.)
I think Ted summed it up best in this passage:
"We should never recommend or develop public policy that restricts the rights of the good guys based upon what evil people do or might do. If that were the case, alcohol still would be banned. As you may know, drunk drivers kill an estimated 12,000 Americans each year and hurt tens of thousands more."
You can read the whole letter here. I agree with Ted; the old axiom that "guns don't kill people, people kill people" is very true. Disarming people only creates more prey for the evil among us. "Gun free zones" simply isolate ... and identify ... the weak and defenseless.
There are a bunch of votes coming up in Washington on this issue, and they're coming up SOON. I hope you will reach out to your El Paso/Las Cruces representatives; as well as those for Texas and New Mexico (see below) to express your resistance to more restrictive gun laws and bans. I sure will.
Keep this scenario in mind. If you or a loved one are being attacked what would you rather have?
A phone to call for help thats who knows how far away?
A weapon with which you could diffuse the situation immediately?
Think it over carefully. First of all, it's a matter of your 2nd amendment right as a US Citizen. Second, it's a situation you may truly have to face someday; and there's no telling when "someday" may come!