These Guns Protect My Children

These Guns Protect My Children

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“Trying to be civil with idiots”

Since: Oct 09

Sarajevo, Bosnia

#1 Jan 10, 2013
I ran across this on CNN Ireport. Thought it was a very good read ( even the comments)and i would pass it on.

CNN PRODUCER NOTE evanderwerff told me,'I am sick to my stomach of the hypocrisy that somehow our elected officials are able to protect themselves with the best weapons technology available. But because of media hype and all the emotion that goes with high profile gun crimes all of a sudden there is legislation introduced that would not allow me to use similar equipment to protect my own family?'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer

These are my children. My daughter is 6 and my son is 4. Those of you who have small kids know how fantastic it is to watch them learn and grow every single day. You also know how much you want to protect your little ones from harm. I protect them from choking, drowning, running in front of traffic, sharp objects, and the list goes on. I also protect them from anyone who would do them harm. There has been violence and killing since the beginning of time. World peace sounds like a great idea but let's face reality - we are NEVER going to rid the world of violence. All we can do is try to mitigate it's effect on us.

These are the guns that protect my family. My rifle holds 30 rounds. My pistol holds 13 rounds. I carry an extra 30 round magazine in my car just in case I ever have to give ammo to a police officer who may have run out. I am a concealed pistol license holder, I am an avid hunter and fisherman and I DO NOT own these weapons to hunt or fish with. I own them to protect my precious, innocent little ones. The 2nd amendment doesn't have a "sporting" or "target shooter" clause. The 2nd amendment was written to allow me - a free American Citizen - the right to choose what "arms" I choose to bear.

Senator Feinstein, Mayor Bloomberg, Congresswoman Pelosi, Vice President Biden, WHAT GUNS protect you?? Please share with us, I don't think it is a national security breach to share what equipment your protectors use to keep you safe every day. Is your safety more important than my little ones? Are your lives worth more? Please state this for the record for everyone to know that the life and safety of a public figure is more valuable than the lives and safety of everyday American children.

These are the tools that I choose to protect my household with. What gives you the right to decide what equipment I use to do this? If your protectors carry guns with less than 10 rounds, then I will gladly follow your example. If you feel that your security and safety would be well served with small capacity handguns and rifles, then please share this with the country so we can follow your personal lead in this matter.

You are elected SERVANTS of the public, not reigning royalty. "I am not your subject," wrote Joshua Boston in a recent iReport letter that has received a ton of publicity. You aren't the lords and we are not your vassals.

I hope more Dads speak up with me. We are the protectors of not only our families, but our communities also. I'm fed up with the same old emotional response to a tragedy, "Ban them all," you cry. But HOW and WHY are you able to do this when right outside your door are armed guards keeping you safe with the EXACT same equipment that I use to keep mine safe?

I'm not a professional writer, save your negative comments on my grammar or punctuation. How can you say that I don't have the right to use the same equipment that our elected officials use to protect themselves?

Houston, TX

#2 Jan 10, 2013
Most Excellent!

United States

#3 Jan 10, 2013

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#4 Jan 10, 2013
Check out this video of the Governor of Connecticut the day of the Sandy Hook shooting.

He says that he and his Lieutenant Governor were prepared beforehand.

“Ok, maybe I know a little bit.”

Since: Sep 12

But I don't know that.

#5 Jan 10, 2013
AND, while trying to restrict our access to weapons, obama signs a law today granting Bush and himself lifetime secret service protection.

Since: Jan 09

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#6 Jan 11, 2013
Another interesting Sandy Hook video--->

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Pasadena, TX

#7 Jan 12, 2013
MIKN, that brings up an interesting point.

Is President Obama planning to take away the automatic weapons used by the Secret Service? After all, they are only being used to protect his family.

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#9 Jan 16, 2013
hroogla wrote: E
Stay armed
I want my 30 seconds back.

“Ok, maybe I know a little bit.”

Since: Sep 12

But I don't know that.

#10 Jan 16, 2013
As it turns out blobammers children are worth protecting, but ours are not. Sucks to be you all you kids who aren't named blobamma.

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