I haven't done much blogging lately because I have been shopping. No, I haven't been out buying shoes or some nice blouses and skirts. I have plenty of those and I'm ready for spring and summer in that respect. With all this talk of a democrat possibly winning the Oval Office and having a freedom hating democrat congress I figured it was time to replace my carry weapon. Yes, I do carry a personal protection firearm and I have been doing so for many years.
My interest in politics started when democrats began to get very loud about saying that the Second Ammendment to the Constitution did not give me the right as an individual US citizen to own and carry a firearm back in the early 1980's. I thought, "how ridiculous to think that". Of course, I as an individual have the right to own and carry a firearm and to think otherwise is quite ludicrous to me. I then proceeded to join the NRA (National Rifle Association) and I got involved to make sure I protect my rights.
In my travels to gun shops and online firearm merchants I have found that there is definitely a lot of people worried about the same thing that I am with the democrats in control of Congress again. There is a shortage of 45 calibre handguns that people like myself prefer.I think that the terrorist threat from radical Islam has something to do with it too because people that buy 45 calibre handguns generally have a greater knowledge of the political and security trends.
One of the other problems that has made things more difficult to find a suitable piece has been the US firearms industry recovery from the eight devastating years of the Clinton administration. The Clintons despise the power of people that own guns and did everything in their power to destroy the US firearms industry and cut off the importation of foreign made firearms. Many Mayors of major US cities including Rudy Guiliani joined in to try to capitalize on a potential jamboree of cash similar to that of the Tobacco Industry settlements. The tobacco companies were beat into submission by the State and Federal goverments in one of the largest government shakedowns in history. The Clintons and their followers tried to do the same type of shakedown on the US firearm industry but they had limited success and for the most part were held at bay by freedom loving Americans who fought the Clintons and their forty thieves (the name given to the mayors that joined in on the firearms industry lawsuits).
I did finally settle on a firearm that I believe is suitable for me to carry and feel it is reliable and accurate. It is a 45 calibre semi-automatic pistola. I bought it to replace one of similar construction that I have had for many years. The piece that I decided on is made in America and if I lived in the State in which it is manufactured I would not be able to carry it for protection so I had to make some compromises in my thinking. My second choice for a replacement is assembled in America but the frame is manufactured in Brazil. That particular model costs less money but I think I have gone the right way.
My strongly worded message to democrats is this; I will never give up my freedom to own and carry firearm, EVER!!
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.