Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

Every Kid Should Have a Ruger 10/22

March 6, 2008

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I am not a gun fanatic!

OK, maybe just a little.

No matter what, I feel as though every law-abiding citizen should have the right to bear arms and in fact should be encouraged to do so for the betterment of society as a whole.

Why not teach kids how to shoot a gun in gym class?

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(My son sending some lead downrange)

My high school used to have a gun range in the basement of its old campus but now that it has become a bastion of ultra-liberalism, I’m sad to say that the new campus has a pottery studio instead.

Perhaps living in Texas for a few years helped to shape my ideals but over time I have come to feel as though gun ownership, the right to carry and the Castle Doctrine that allows for unfettered self protection within one’s own home, are all good for society.

Why?

Because some ignorant would be criminal might just think twice before they use their illegal gun to perpetrate a crime against the possibility of encountering a well armed, well trained, law abiding citizen.

Here in New Jersey, if you dare to hurt a criminal as they invade your home, you might just face a lawsuit and if the amount of force you use to repell the invader exceeds the amount of force they use to assalt you, you may even go to jail.

How absolutely ridiculous!

For this reason, I am anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutional meaning of those few troublesome words…

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”

The case, District of Columbia v. Heller, 07-290, should give us the clarification that we have been waiting for

If we win, people like Mayor Bloomberg will simply have to accept that the Constitution is on the side of the people and NOT on the side of the criminals who have always and will always have free access to all of the guns they want.

 Stay tuned!

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It’s Texas Time!

August 2, 2007

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Howdy Y’all!

 

I’m back in the “Big-D” where I once called home for a few years and where I love to visit as much as I can.

 

Although I have not had this blog for long, I have opined a number of times about the places I go; some with love and affection and some with abhorrent distain.

 

For me, Dallas falls far closer to the affable end of the spectrum, as it is a town with fancy cars, fancy women and a joie de vivre that is inspirational for me; particularly when New York’s carborundum relentlessly grinds me down.

 

Big restaurants, big stores, big houses and lately big storms, are all part of the Dallas way of life.

 

Besides being a darn big state, the people have a darn big outlook on life and all want tangible evidence that life can live up to their expectations.

 

When they say “Don’t mess with Texas” they mean it. How many states can you name where people fly their state flag with such pride?

 

I can’t think of any, other than Texas! 

 

I love it here.

 

A few days in Dallas and I want to conquer the world.

 

If it just wasn’t so darn hot and so darn far away from my son in New Jersey and my beloved Cotuit, I might just take up roots here.

 

However, I’ll be working down here quite a bit over the next few months so I’m sure I’ll get my fill.

 

As they in Texan. “Who-da thunk”!