Today I shopped the RK Gun Show along with about half of Kansas City. A record turnout. No parking for blocks. There's definitely a sense of urgency among gun buyers as reflected by the depleted inventories and prices.
I urge all responsible, law-abiding Americans to buy and learn to be safely proficient with guns. The good guys should always have more firepower than the bad guys. And let's be clear about this: The Second Amendment does not exist so you can shoot a deer but rather so you can protect yourself from all enemies, foreign and domestic. As George Washington said, "A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined..."
As I was leaving the gun show I overheard this exchange between a mother and her young son, perhaps 5 or 6 years old. As they entered the showroom, he could not contain his astonishment upon first seeing the vast collection of firearms:
'But mom, guns are bad.'This quick exchange spoke volumes and I found it to be quite disturbing. Clearly someone is attempting to indoctrinate this young child in direct contradiction to his parents' beliefs, but who? His government-provided teacher? Government-controlled public access television? His government-coerced pediatrician complying with the federal government's guidelines? Who?
'Oh no, guns are not bad. Remember? Your dad uses guns for his Army job.'
Thomas Sowell recently wrote this outstanding column about the undermining of America, one student at a time: The Role of 'Educators'. They're starting young.
Thank goodness for this young boy's mother. And his father.