Gun Ownership is up, and that is a good thing according to Jeff Jacoby.
I tend to agree, even though I personally do not own any guns, nor do I intend to. I do, however, get irked by a presumptuous government that deems it necessary to tell me what I can and can not own, particularly when gun ownership is pretty clearly permitted in the big document we are forced to read in 4th grade history class but the majority of us seem to forget before 5th grade starts. Furthermore, it seems to me the people who are most dangerous around guns are the people who know the least about them.
Which reminds me, if one more anti-gun zealot brings up the “you are more likely to hurt yourself with a gun than anyone else” to attack the self-defense reasoning for gun ownership, I am gonna have a minor aneurysm. No kidding folks. And guess what. You are less likely to accidentally electrocute yourself in the bathtub with a hair dryer if you do not own a hair dryer (or a bath tub for that matter- which may be plausible for some of the WTO hating crowd). Maybe there is more to their argument than that, but usually the drool and sanctimony gets so thick from these Handgun Control, Inc. fruits that I may miss the rest of their argument.
At any rate, even though I choose not to own one, I say “Lock and load, America!”, and just remember Ted Nugent’s sensible rules for gun safety. For the lazy, I will post them here:
1.) ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.
2.) NEVER POINT A WEAPON AT ANYTHING YOU’RE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.
That wasn’t too hard now, was it?