In 2018, I’m not sure why this is even a matter of debate. Especially with the highway of knowledge called the internet. FMJs shouldn’t be carried; even in states (I’m only aware of New Jersey but there could be others) where hollow point use isn’t allowed. Finding that better option will take time on your part, but in the end, you will have yourself a round that is more efficient at stopping an attacker than your bulk-bought ball ammo.
This past Saturday I had the opportunity to participate in an Urban Rifle training course offered by Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department up here in Maine. I’ve known Scott for a little while, with him being the Sheriff of the County I live in, and had previously interviewed him for Liberty First Foundation.
It was a rainy September evening, right around 10 p.m. Officer Johnson was on foot patrol in “Chinatown” NYC. Officer Johnson called into the station that he was going on his meal break and ducked into Dewey Chin’s for a bite to eat. No sooner did he take off his slicker and hat, a woman runs into the restaurant, frantically looking for the soaking wet beat cop that just picked up his menu.
In 2018, if you are afraid of firearms, you most likely believe that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution contains 27 of the most hated words in America. But, if you are a freedom-loving, patriotic American who believes in the Bill of Rights, you embrace these words, and others, that describe the individual civil rights which have been enshrined in the Constitution as having been endowed to us by our Creator, not the government.
We need to keep the pressure on New York State Senators to reject all 5 Red Flag Bills in the State Legislature. While the major news media in New York State (and the country) have pushed the highly distracting partisan message that the US Government is akin to Nazi Germany, the dearth of coverage of these Constitution-killing “Red Flag” Bills – sometimes called ERPO or Extreme Risk Protection Orders – remains deafening. But citizens are learning the facts for themselves.
What is at stake is the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Due Process Clause. This will affect not only our education system, not only legal law-abiding firearm owners but the structure of families. All for an illusion of safety that is neither guaranteed nor even implied to be real. The trade is unbalanced and expressly targeted to provide for the political aspirations of an elected official seeking a 2020 presidential run, and a Party seeking to maintain power at all costs.
We need to reevaluate the way we address the arguments that the pro-gun control group is using to promote their agenda to disarm the American Public. The arguments they are putting forth can easily be rebutted but you have to actually listen to them and then offer an argument that will actually produce some results instead of offering the same old rhetoric.
The truth of the matter is many of the people that are a part of the gun-grabber movement are scared and they want a solution. The only solution that they are hearing is from the groups that actively seek to disarm the American people. We need to be a part of these conversations and we have to present intelligent arguments that will give these scared people a sense of security, solutions that produce real results.
If we approach with understanding and genuinely listen to their fears and concerns and address those in a calm, non-threatening manner they will be more likely to listen and more open to understanding. The more rational we are and the more understanding of them we are the more likely we will be able to influence their position.
The Liberty First Foundation urges all municipal governments to oppose any laws that are restrictive of the Second Amendment and we urge Law Enforcement Officers not to enforce these unconstitutional laws as they are in violation of the oath that you took.