Discussion in 'Off Topic, B.S., Lounge' started by 48Austin, Jul 23, 2019.
Sorry, but the above posting causes me to offer a reply.
1), I am a gun owner
2), I'm a supporter of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
3), I am a reloader (indicating more than a passing involvement with firearms)
4), and lastly, I have had a permit to carry for nearly Fifty (50) years!
All that being said, I have long held that this Cadillac Forum is for car guys and not for other political arguments or opinions. If we go down this road we get distracted from our original purpose - plus we open the possibility of pissing off some Good Cadillac guy who happens to hold other views. In case you haven't noticed, we have had a SHORTAGE of posting lately. We need every Cadillac Guy We Can Find!
Just one man's opinion. Your mileage may vary.
"4), and lastly, I have had a permit to carry for nearly Fifty (50) years!"
That must mean that your first carry piece must have been a musket.....or a brown bess
The issue here is a black man is fighting for his rights.
HE'S BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, laudy, laudy, laudy, miss gaudy.....
Bro. 48 Austin, I appreciate your point. He is Black, and he is fighting for his rights. But wouldn't the same apply if he was white? In my book, yes.
The protections of our Constitution are for everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity. Those protections haven't always been applied equally - and in some circumstances they aren't applied equally today. Still, the object is that what benefits ONE, should benefit ALL. And whatever demeans ONE, demeans us ALL.
I was surprised to see a man of color speaking to gun right. Surprised, but not shocked. Men and women of color have fought in every war this country of ours has had - and likewise those same individuals have been gun owners. My father gave me my first firearm, a model 1906 Winchester pump .22 caliber rifle. It is the same as the later model 62, but mine was given me by a man who valued freedom. Additionally, an uncle on my mother's side was a Buffalo Soldier, and my first cousin finished basic training on Saturday, December 6th, 1941, the day before Pearl Harbor was attacked. He served throughout the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. The point is that whether decades ago or currently, we all value the rights afforded by the Second Amendment. Please understand that I APPRECIATE and RESPECT your views. I may be wrong in "suggesting" that this forum isn't the place for this conversation, and if I'm out of place I apologize.
My Best Wishes to you Brother,
Sorry to make anybody think that I am against this. I THINK IT'S GREAT!!! What is needed is more. You won't see anything like this on mainstream media!!
Correct me if I'm wrong but I seem to remember the first gun control laws were insituted to keep guns out of the hands of blacks!!!
Identity politics will be the death of this free society, if allowed to continue.
And d, you have nothing to apologize for. This is a caddy board, not a political board. I come here to get away from the constant drumbeat. Please let's not lose this fresh air.
P.s.: i thank your family for their service to our marvelous country at a time when it was needed most.
Sorry. Just saw the vid and thought it was great. If the administraters think it should be pulled. I'm OK with that. Just wanted to vent.
Hell, I'm back on my medications so the fervor has lessened. What was it we was sayin????
Peace to you,
I also have my 12 meds tonight.