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February 17, 2013

NOW HEAR THIS: Ready on the right, ready on the left

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I have seen it further reported that most all firearms manufacturers have stepped up production to maximum capacity.  Ammunition manufacturers are also operating at 100 percent capacity, utilizing all available ammunition components (bullets, powder or primers). As a result, none are available to civilian hand-loaders and civilian marksmen. With politicians so blatantly focused on banning and over-regulating arms and ammunition, panic hoarding is quite understandable. 

America has always been a nation of gun lovers. The freedoms granted by the Second Amendment have made the United States unique among all nations in the world. In recent decades this right to keep and bear arms has been under steady and unrelenting attack by liberal politicians. An over-reaching and intrusive federal government has grossly and deliberately misinterpreted intents of the First and Second Amendments, and totally disregarded the Ninth and Tenth that delineate powers held at various levels within our government.

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that stated, “85 million guns owners killed no one yesterday.”  Perhaps it’s time to ignore these 85 million law-abiding citizens and deal with the mentally unstable few that infringe and trample on an historic and inalienable American right. Although battle lines are clearly drawn on both the left and right, we need to better focus on the correct target before we “commence firing.”

Larry M. Jones is a retired Navy commander and aviator who raises cattle and hay in the Brock/Lazy Bend part of Parker County. Comments may be directed to nowhearthis@pwhome.com.

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