Tuesday, May 08, 2007

From One Gun Owner to Another (yeah... right)

It seems that these "I'm a gun owner, and I recommend that we take away your guns" editorials are becoming even more common. I am beginning to think this is an organized letter writing campaign by the anti's . This next example is the most disingenuous yet.

From the Central Kentucky News-Journal:

by John P. Hansel

Having owned guns and been an active hunter for more than 60 years, I feel qualified to speak on the subject of guns.

Why do I own a gun in the first place? I can think of only three possible reasons:

1. To go hunting.

2. To use for target practice.

3. For self-defense.

I can't think of any other reason - can you? That being the case, why do we gun owners need an assault weapon? Is it just for kicks? Isn't it time we stepped up and told the National Rifle Association to take the lead in calling for a ban on the manufacture of all automatic and assault weapons of every caliber?

During World War II, a manufacturer had to have a Defense Order to produce anything for use by the armed forces. If we reinstated such a requirement, we could eliminate the manufacture or importation of these "toys" except for armed service or police use and put an end to multiple slayings like Virginia Tech and Columbine.

NRA could expand its membership and win over many anti-gun folks by taking this lethal bull by the horns.

The NRA needs to hear it from us gun owners. Let's call, write or e-mail them at: National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030; (800) 672-3888; https://www.nrahq.org/contact.asp.
It is interesting that Mr. Hansel mentioned World War II. I guess he does not understand that Vets could bring back their service rifle from that war, and that many brought back battle field souvenirs that included firearms.

Mr. Hansel also seems to forget that until just prior to WWII, folks could purchase a fully automatic firearm through the mail, and a farm boy could purchase a handgun at the hardware store.

Maybe Mr. Hansel is right... maybe we should take the bull by the horns and contact the NRA and demand that they fight to repeal all firearms laws written after... let's say... 1930?

The NRA could expand it's membership and win over all the Pro-Gun folks who wish they were a bit more pro-active in securing our Second Amendment rights.


Fits said...

So a Glock 19 is an assault weapon. I see. The korean would have been better off using a 12 gauge, maybe? Can you imagine the carnage?

The Fudds are attacking. Us. They've made their deals with the devil; leave my huntin' gear alone and I'll back your hand when it comes to banning them black rifles and hi-cap handguns.

In other words, we have met the enemy and he is us.

Fletch said...

Fits is right. There are target shooters, and there are hunters.

The whole "sporting use" this is just a tool to keep the gun owner community separated, and fighting amongst itself.

This letter may be fake, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were written by a hunter.

I think the answer is to start talking about "eeeeevil sniper rifles" and let the Fudds realize that their deer rifles are on the chopping block too.

Gunny John said...

I was going to say the exact same thing as Fits. This clown uses outright lies (there were no assault weapons used at VT..) in addition to his "trust me, I'm a gun owner too" garbage.

Anonymous said...

The exact same letter from the same guy is in my paper, and I'm from a tiny town in Kansas. Obviously, he's a shill for an anti-gun organization.

John R said...

I did a quick Google search and found that letter has been published in quite a few smaller papers around the country. I also found that he was with NH Fish and Game.

John P. Hansel, Walpole
Cheshire County
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: June 29, 2005

Good catch Anon.