January 19, 2013 has come and, here on the west coast, nearly gone and The Blog, only a bit ago, realized that he had nearly missed this historic day in America.
Because, while other fine patriots spent the day flocking to gun shows, gun shops and Wal-Mart and others gathered proudly, openly carrying in public places to celebrate their God given right to bear arms, The PC spent the day alternately taking down Christmas lights and dozing in front of the TV with The BlogDog in his lap.
I feel like the Ebenezer Scrooge of National Gun Appreciation Day.
*I know. I told you a couple of days ago that I was going to stop posting about guns for a while. Sorry. Hopefully, this will be it. Probably not.*
In the 221 years since the Second Amendment was ratified...
The Second Amendment was ratified in 1791, fifteen years after the birth of the country and five years after the adoption of the Constitution and was not written by "The Founding Fathers."
*Just thought you should know*
... laws have been written, regulations imposed, repealed and imposed again.
But it wasn't until early January of 2013, just weeks after the deadly shooting of twenty school children, six faculty members and the shooter's mother in Newtown, CT by a madman who had access to a legally acquired arsenal, that fine, gun appreciating Americans, led by a for-profit, Republican consulting firm and sponsored by such odious organizations as the White Nationalist Party, The Oath Keepers and Tea Party Nation, determined a need to rise up, en mass, and...
Anyone else find the whole thing a little bit creepy?
The Blog hasn't seen the final numbers, but he is wondering how they stack up next to the crowds who spent an artery clogging day appreciating Chick-fi-La, last year.
Like that day, not all of the appreciaters (appreciators?) came away unscathed.
To end on a lighter note...
The Huffington Post shared the following YouTube video, in honor of National Gun Appreciation Day.
"Gun Fails: Second Amendment Rights Gone Wrong"
As far as The Blog knows, No morons were harmed (or, at least, mortally wounded) in the making of this video.