If You Don’t Want My Opinion, Don’t Read This Post – You Might Be Offended

My Opinions

My opinions are my opinions, and I don’t want you to feel like I’m forcing you to accept them.

Wait…If you feel like I’m forcing you to accept my opinions, what kind of mental midget are you? Good grief! I’m so tired of worrying about the fragile feelings of infantile adults who cry quicker than a baby who’s lost her pacifier. If you can be forced to accept my opinions, then you’re too weak to argue for your own and should just go back to kindergarten or take a nap in your cradle.

MY opinions are just that…mine. If you don’t like them, move on. Believe me, if I don’t like your opinions, I’m certainly not going to feel obligated to affirm their validity; I’ll just say “next” and move on.

So, what I am going to share in this post is not necessarily the views and opinions of other people with whom I associate. Take them for what they are worth, but you don’t have to approve.


I know I have friends in the UK, Australia, and other places where guns of all kinds are either forbidden or tightly restricted. It is not my intention to offend any of you guys, so stop reading right here if the subject content is apt to “trigger” you (pun intended).

But here’s a fact: Guns are not evil.

Guns are no more evil than alcohol, drugs, or automobiles. In the same way alcohol doesn’t pour itself down our throats and drugs don’t crawl into needles and attack us, guns don’t kill people without a human being getting involved. Automobiles? Well, who knows what self-driving cars will do?

Therefore, calling for the ban of certain weapons – or any weapon, for that matter – after a tragedy like a school or church shooting, does NOTHING to address the evil that does exist in the heart of the one who kills innocents.

Take away guns and you’ll still have murderers. You had them before guns were invented, didn’t you? Did Cain kill Able with a .45 cal.? No. Are we going to ban rocks?

Guns In America

Folks, I live in the United States of America. Like it or not, guns have been a part of our DNA since before the Second Amendment was penned with a quill. Guns will always be a part of our culture, no matter how many times Europeans try to chastise and shame us into getting rid of them. Remember, we would still be paying taxes to England if we’d not had them.

Face it, folks…even if you tried to outlaw guns in America, you’d never get rid of them all. Never. Besides the fact that there would be so many immediately hidden, you’d have to go door-to-door to confiscate the majority of them – and there are tens of millions of them – and a lot of folk wouldn’t take too kindly to that.

If, by some stretch of the imagination, you were able to outlaw guns of every shape, size, and caliber…and if all law-abiding, patriotic, God-fearing citizens decided to comply with the insanity and surrender their weapons…who do you think would still have access to millions of pistols, rifles, shotguns, and those dreaded AR-15s? Those who already refuse to submit to or abide by the law! The criminals!!

If criminals and murderers already don’t care about the law, what’s a new law going to do to stop them?

As I have written previously…

You could take away all the guns, but you’ll still have a disease that’s going to find a way to steal, kill, and destroy. No law, no matter how strict, is going to turn a lawbreaker into a law-abiding citizen.

Until you address the heart and soul issues, your only solution will end up being totalitarian control. When the law of God is written on the hearts of men, there’s no need for external restraints; the constraints are internal. But when the only law written on the heart is the law of Self, there’s no restraint sufficient to make a man love his neighbor.

So, ban all the guns you want, but in the context of this country, combined with the facts of human nature, you will never stop gun violence, only encourage the violent lawbreakers to prey on the law-keepers.

Protecting Our Students at School

Folks, I’m about sick of the way the media is controlling the conversation. They don’t want real answers; they want gun control, pure and simple. If it wasn’t about gun control and the opportunity to take advantage of a tragedy to achieve it, then why don’t they encourage protests and walk-outs over a thousand other things?

How much money is spent on sports? How much money is spent developing new ways to teach diversity? How many billions of tax dollars do we spend each year to produce inferior graduates? Where does all the money go? How much money is spent on actual safety upgrades?

As for arming teachers, YES!! Absolutely!

I recently heard an idiot on CNN claim that President Trump wants to put guns in the hands of every teacher. The lying, misleading, fact-twisting, Trump-hating propagandist then began to call it “insanity!” No, what’s insane was his clinically deranged hatred being allowed to suggest that a properly-trained, devoted, life-sacrificing teacher wouldn’t be effective in saving the lives of children when a killer’s on the loose. Insanity is thinking that throwing erasers at a shooter is no less effective than a courageous teacher with a concealed 9mm.

No one with any common sense is suggesting that ALL teachers in schools should be given weapons. What IS being suggested is that willing and qualified teachers should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon for the purpose of defense and deterrence. There is nothing crazy about that.

A Prediction

Before I go – and I must – let me make a prediction. Actually, I’ve made this prediction several times in the past, but no one will listen to me.

Before you ever make any progress on getting rid of guns, one day there will be a shooting with a gun carried into the school inside a band instrument case. Some kid is going to bring in a stash of weapons hidden inside his trumpet or tuba case, and no one is going to see it coming. He or she is going to walk right through all of the safety measures and bring loaded firearms into the school and right into the classrooms.

Why? Because it’s illegal in most schools to do random searches of lockers and personal items. Therefore, some kid is going to figure this out (I’m sure they already have) and someone is going to die. All because we are too scared to hurt a child’s feelings, or appear to be profiling.

Those are my opinions for the day. I hope we’re still friends.



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14 responses to “If You Don’t Want My Opinion, Don’t Read This Post – You Might Be Offended

  1. No offense here. Well said. Please keep speaking the truth. It needs to be said.

    Be blessed. God is with you.

  2. Pingback: The Recovering Legalist: If You Don’t Want My Opinion, Don’t Read This Post – You Might Be Offended | Thoughts on culture, politics and more

  3. Amen, Anthony! Works for me. 🙂

  4. Tish

    You’re absolutely right! These horrific mass shootings are clearly a result of a mentally unstable person. The gun is simply the “tool” used to perform these demonic acts. Think about it…no one in their “right mind” would even consider thinking/meditating about something like this much less following through with it. It’s so very sad that so much violence has become part of the norm these days. Fifty years ago kids were getting in trouble for sticking their tongues out at someone or maybe shooting spit wads at someone, NOT walking into schools and other places and open firing on as many people as they could! God help us!!!

  5. Yep preacher you keep talking! I am still your friend!! I remember a day when we had shooter clubs and hunter safety classes with real guns in school. We are so far away. God help us!

  6. I look at it this way: If the liberals and their political stooges come for my firearms for the sake of their children, I will make sure that I use my firearms on as many of their children as I can, especially targeting the filled wombs of their females.

    At least that way, the last use of my weapons would be in defense of my nation against the next generation of filthy liberal vermin.

    • Well, that’s certainly one option. Wow. But can I stop here and point out that these are YOUR thoughts, not mine? 😉

      • Sure, but I thought that’d be obvious. I, however, think a war should only be prosecuted once and the best way to ensure that is genocide.

      • I have a feeling you’re a pretty intense personality. I’d hate to be your enemy. Wait, I’m not, am I? Probably not. You left a comment instead of a threat 🙂

      • Meh. In some ways I’m intense; in many I’m “chill” to point of utter apathy. And, if you’re not the enemy of- or trying to deprecate my nation, culture, or race, you’re unlikely to ever be my enemy. OK, you could dis my chili; that’d do it too.

        Truthfully, I’ve bled and killed for things, including what the government said were thing for the sake of nation, that made less sense than neutralizing our domestic enemies, so the intensity comes easy.

      • Well, I’m thankful for you taking the time to comment. And, if I’m inferring correctly, thank you for your service.

        But I make some pretty awesome chili, too. Yep.

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