Your Right and Your Obligation
Yesterday I spent the morning on the pistol combat range. I guess I was feeling nostalgic for the good old days because I took my 6” Colt Python .357 Magnum in Western Leather. I love that gun, but had not fired it in a while. I bought three of them with 4”, 6” and 8” barrels 47 years ago. The 4” Model was my conceal carry while on-duty. The 6” model was for when I felt like being a cowboy. The 8” model won me two pistol championships. I exercise my Second Amendment rights, do you?
- A country that makes owning and bearing arms mandatory.
- Gun politics in Switzerland are unique in Europe.
- Wake up America!
A country that makes owning and bearing arms mandatory.
Our Founding Fathers wrote: “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.” Today, many “Americans” would like to deprive us of those very rights. Those in power would like to deprive us of our rights to own and bear arms so that we will be helpless and therefore more easily manipulated and controlled. Civilians, like the “Brady Gang”, would like to take away our defensive weapons because they blame all the ills of society on guns instead of on the miscreant wielding them. Not all, but far too many Americans have become weak, like sheep being led to the slaughter. Far too many Americans are willing to place their safety, their very lives, in the hands of politicians and the police agencies, who may be the very ones to deprive them of it in the end. There are many dedicated law officers who really care about the people they swore to protect, my significant others father is one of those, but far too many of them, if they have to choose between serving those they took an oath to protect and serving those that empower them, whether right or wrong, will choose to serve those that empower them. It is time that America looks to Switzerland for guidance.
Gun politics in Switzerland are unique in Europe.
The Swiss army has long been a militia trained and structured to rapidly respond against foreign aggression. Swiss males grow up expecting to undergo basic military training, usually at age 20 in the Rekrutenschule (German for "recruit school"), the initial boot camp, after which Swiss men remain part of the "militia" in reserve capacity until age 30 (age 34 for officers). Each such individual is required to keep his army-issued personal weapon (the 5.56x45mm Sig 550 rifle for enlisted personnel and/or the 9mm SIG-Sauer P220 semi-automatic pistol for officers, medical and postal personnel) at home. When their period of service has ended, militiamen have the choice of keeping their personal weapon and other selected items of their equipment. In this case of retention, the rifle is sent to the weapons factory where the fully automatic function is removed; the rifle is then returned to the discharged owner. The rifle is then a semi-automatic or self-loading rifle.
Wake up America!
This is what our Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote: “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.”
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