posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 05:42 AM
When I was a kid, we re-enacted the Civil War, the American Revolution, pretended we were John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, played WWII... we built forts
and bunkers, used dirt clods as grenades, played with plastic M-16s, tommy guns, GI Joes, etc.
When we turned 10... we got BB Guns and a stern talking to by our parents about safety and responsibility.
When we turned 12 we got a .22 rifle.. a real rifle... and went squirrel and rabbit hunting and target shhoting.
When we became adults... we bought our own rifles and guns... between my brother and myself we have about 25-30 firearms.
We have never been arrested...never had a run in with the law concerning violence... may a speeding ticket as wild teens emulating Burt Reynolds and
Smokey and the Bandit.
We now have families, careers, lands, homes, my daughter is an Honors studfent and will graduate with 2 degrees this fall... and she owns a couple of
fire arms herself.
Point is... playing with toy guns does not make you a degenerate, violent, hoodlum, thug.
I played with them to pretend I was one of my heroes... men of respect, integrity, honor, of ideals, knew right from wrong... and sometimes you have
to fight for those ideals... just like in the Alamo, BraveHeart, Gettysburg, The Magnificent Seven, Tombstone...etc.
And as things continue to go the wrong way, will we stand by and hold our hands and turn away... or will we be like those Minute Men from our historic
past and fight tyrrany?
OK...I'll stop now before I get to preachin'