A letter to the man I killed By, A. Police Officer Some people know this about me; others do not. I have killed a man. This is not a …
I keep being asked why we post kick ass memes but don’t do anything about the problems we have in this country. So I am not posting a meme, I …
The United States Flag seems to have become a central theme in protests and patriotism lately. Flag desecration has been a long standing form of protest against the United States as a whole or in protest of specific grievances or policies. Though States and even the federal government have attempted to pass legislation to protect the flag, The Supreme Court has ruled TWICE that flag desecration is protected free speech, symbolic speech to be exact. Since Michelle Manhart “rescued” a flag from desecration (being walked on) at Valdosta State University, America has become fixated on the flag, both as a means of protest or getting attention and as a symbol of pride and patriotism.
Clockwise from top left: Tears swell in the eyes of a Baltimore police officer Sunday in Baltimore; a peaceful conversation between Baltimore law enforcement and citizens; a woman holds up a peace sign during a rally; a woman sheds a tear as family and friends speak at a “Justice for Freddy” rally. (All photos by Devin Allen)
Baltimore has dominated the news over the past few days and the subtext of the entire ordeal is race or more specifically African-Americans vs. the police. To put this in perspective it is necessary to take a look at the racial make-up of Baltimore, its citizens, its police and its governmental leadership.
Why carry a dangerous “weapon”? I’ll counter that question with another: what is so important to you that you can’t imagine anything bad happening to it? A brick isn’t dangerous until it is set in motion. At that point it is a weapon. A firearm is only as dangerous as I make it, and only in relation to a bad person with malicious intentions should it be considered dangerous. I originally decided to begin carrying, it was because I love my sister’s kids so much that even hearing them breathe is one of the best sounds in my world. I started paying attention to how unpredictable human life is and how many people were becoming statistics due to their lack of ability to defend themselves. I grew to want a firearm more for self-protection after watching this world change.
How many of us safely handle firearms every day? How many of us do so around children? As a firearms owner it is my responsibility to ensure that my firearm is accounted for and either stored safely or in my possession at all times. There is no if, ands or buts about this. My firearm, my responsibility. However, there are a couple of instances in the news right now regarding children in possession of firearms. Not only did they have possession of the firearms, but they brought them into school unbeknownst to their parents. Thankfully no one was injured in either situation.
Protect the ones you love. What does this statement even mean? Protect – to safeguard.Ones – people.Love – this is where it gets tricky. Not because love is difficult to …
This past December I took my concealed carry permit class, and submitted my application. During the process I put a lot of thought into what weapon I’d carry, holsters, ammunition, …
“A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again.”
The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or
Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America :
1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.
2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.
3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.
4 Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.
5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
6 They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.
Makes you wonder who is doing the math.
in•fringe•mentnoun \in-ˈfrinj-mənt\Definition of INFRINGEMENT1: the act of infringing : VIOLATION 2: an encroachment or trespass on a right or privilege Examples of INFRINGEMENT1. any government action limiting freedom of speech …