I have to admit that it is quite nice of the people at this blog to allow a raging "gun loon" like myself the ability to give the opposite side of the issue.
After all, we know that the good old days were quite different from what they are now.
People like this solid citizen used to open carry and had easy access to firearms. There weren't many criminals and the ones out there didn't walk around with guns.
That point came to me when I was in my basement and heard a loud noise from upstairs.
It was at that point that I realized I didn't have a machinegun the way granny did because of those gun grabbers. I would have had to make due with a semi-automatic pistol to deal with whatever intruder happened to be upstairs.
Unfortunately, it was my grandkid.
At least medical science has progressed and the little monster will live.
But, I have to admit I miss the good old days when solid citizens like the one I have pictured here had access to machineguns, short-barrelled shotguns, and other firearms that are hard for the average citizen to own.
It's nice to know that some people out there agree with me and want to carry weapons like these on the streets these days.
Even better, they can shoot the police in Indiana. Hell, when grannie's friend John Dillinger did that sort of thing, the cops went and hunted him down. These people weren't criminals, they were otherwise law abiding citizens.
But, Johnny would be proud to be a Hoosier these days! Hell, he might even be alive thanks to the wise legislators in Indiana.
I miss the good old days and wish there were more guns out there in the hands of people that the law deems to be criminals.
But, they were good people who knew how to exercise their Second Amendment rights.