Forever Armed, Forever Free
From its creation, America has been the poster child of new and ambitious freedoms that the rest of the world never considered possible. To the immigrant, we are the land of opportunity; to the spiritual, we are a safe haven; and to the determined, we are the chance at something greater. We were forged from revolution and have carried the “rebellious cowboy” persona from the moment ink touched paper and read “We the People”. Although we are able to enjoy these freedoms for a number of reasons, it is our ability to defend it as citizens that defines us as truly free. The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the Unites States has provided us with the liberty to take up arms as we see fit to defend our lives and livelihood, and ensure that just as we have kept our rights the last two and a half centuries, we may keep them again today. This right to keep and bear arms has, as of lately, come under fire from certain parties within our nation, however, and our right to own firearms is under threat of being taken away. From gun free zones, to magazine capacity limits, to assault rifle bans, to outlawing gun ownership altogether, the 2nd Amendment is at risk of being destroyed. The 2nd Amendment is not only an essential tool of the American people, but a right of all free men and women that must not, and cannot be taken away.
To explain why I joined South Carolina Carry, I have to give you some of my history. Shortly out of high school, I joined the Navy. I did two enlistments then joined the South Carolina National Guard for a short period.
I was not very political until I came across an article that blew my mind. On April 15th of 2009, the then Head of Home Land Security, Janet Napolitano agreed with a report that wanted to put all returning veterans on a terror watch list. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/
Thank goodness for groups like the NRA and the American Legion. They pushed back until the matter was dropped.
In 2 days the next Special Committee on Gun Issues in SC will be held at the College of Charleston. Moms Demands Action and Gun Sense will be there in force trying to cram their idea of gun control down our throats. Senators Malloy and Kimpson are using these forums to validate and justify their plans to pass laws that will include universal background checks and 28 day waiting periods to buy a gun. If you do not mind further restrictions against your 2nd amendment rights then you can do nothing.Read more