**DISCLAIMER: Do not read this if you believe ignorance is bliss. Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance means you are uninformed and unaware. Leave now.
To those who admonish the right to bear arms, who condemn prayer in schools, and who believe in freedom of speech so long as it does not offend you, remember this: I fought for these rights, for my country, for my children, for you. Try to take them from me, and I will shank you.
In your darkest hour of need my right to bear arms is the difference between your life and the bad guy’s death. I carry a Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol in uniform, a M16A2 rifle in my patrol car, and an S&W Bodyguard .380 between my boobs on my days off. I’m accurate and deadly with all three. My boot, belt, back pocket, and Kevlar vest keep my knives warm and at the ready. Try to take my guns, my knives, and I will find another weapon to protect my loved ones.
Ignorance and denial of the evil that surrounds us is the greatest threat. So many people are oblivious to the monsters in this world. They watch in horror as the media flashes headlines of school shootings, mass murders, snipers on rooftops. Then the politics begin. A trip to the mall, a plane flight home, a movie theater, college campus, pumping gas, political rallies, and just driving down the street have been recent horrors where monsters attacked with the use of firearms, knives, or explosives. You’re appalled at first then you become complacent as the media frenzy fades and think it won’t happen to you. You’re sheep.
The psychology of the bad guys is another focal point in the media. They’re all “mentally disturbed”. That is a broad term that can be interpreted to fit a number of mental disorders. It is defined as any clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome characterized by the presence of distressing symptoms, impairment of functioning, or significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, or other disability.
Guess what that means? Any of you with general anxiety disorder, phobias, ADHD, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc which are all psychological syndromes have—by definition—a mental disorder. There are good men and women who walk the front lines every day with one or more of these psychological syndromes. The top one being a sleeping disorder followed by caffeine induced anxiety I’m sure. With this in mind do you really think the bad guys having a mental illness makes a damn bit of difference? No. What makes the difference is the choice they made. They chose to kill. I know plenty of bat-shit crazy people who wouldn’t hurt a hair on a fly’s ass. Stop making excuses for their choices. They are evil. They killed innocent people because they wanted to and the only way to stop this from happening again is stop being sheep.
A number of lawmakers are hell bent on making it harder for the good guys when the bad guys are…dare I say it…BAD. While law abiding citizens stand in line with the red tape to legally purchase a firearm the bad guys are stealing them. They break into homes and cars to steal them, take them from loved ones, get them from friends, and obtain them by any means necessary in order to break more laws that were meant to “protect” us. A box cutter was the weapon of choice for the terrorists who hijacked planes and attacked us on 9/11. Shall we outlaw all straight edged instruments that can be used as a weapon? Laws only keep the good people honest. The bad ones don’t give a shit.
My children are vulnerable enough in this world and it scares me to death that they may be taken from me through tragedy. On Christmas day those of you uninvolved with the atrocities that took place will gather around decorated trees to open gifts then gather around a table to feast, all of the evil will be forgotten. Whether you are reading this shaking your head or nodding in agreement, remember: I’m not the threat. I’m just here to save your ass when it comes.
Dear God, thank you for the strength to face what others fear, to fight what others cannot, and to protect them when they refuse to protect themselves. In Jesus name, AMEN.