While shooting a pistol qualification course this morning to comply with LEOSA (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act) requirements, I was reminded of the importance of reestablishing our right to self-protection.
While shooting the course, with my long-since-retired police officer issued firearm, I was reminded of how disingenuous it is for elected “Representatives”, many of whom have never even handled a firearm, to create nearly insurmountable legal obstacles to you obtaining one.
Decent, law-abiding Americans should have the same right to self-protection that I do as a former law-enforcement officer. Why should I be able to obtain a firearm to protect my family while your liberties vanish? I do not possess any bestowed gifts or special powers which enable me to safely own and operate a firearm that have escaped you.
Yes, in the wrong hands a firearm can be a tool for tragedy, but we already have reams of laws on the books to punish law-breakers. These laws have done little else other than to keep firearms out of the hands of law-abiding Americans and ensuring that the streets are safe for criminals armed to the teeth.
I’m growing tired of living under the dark clouds of legislative and regulatory raindrops battering my face and evaporating my liberties. These men and women in elected office are not angels, they have not been gifted with anything more than the ability to get elected. A renaissance of liberty is in order. I promise to do everything I can to advance those efforts and get you under an umbrella.