Monday, December 22, 2008

Guns for Christmas

Guns for Christmas
by Jennifer Freeman

Santa baby, slip a shotgun under the tree, for me
I've been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Guns for Christmas! Oops! I think I just said a bad word, but I'm not sure what it was.

But seriously, firearms and firearm accessories are very nice gifts for Christmas or any other occassion. It's the kind of gift that most people don't think about largely because the firearm industry does not advertise on television or in the mainstream media. So while everyone is being bombarded with ads from Target and Radio Shack selling mostly useless junk made in China, you can give a gift that will be really appreciated and will last a lifetime.

Giving the gift of guns is more meaningful that most of the commercial schlock that's being pushed on us. A gun gift tells the receiver that she has value. That you want her to be able to protect herself, her loved ones, and her country. That goes for guys as well, of course.

Firearms are an essential part of American culture. Personal gun ownership was instrumental in settling this country and ensuring liberty for over two hundred years. There is no other country on earth that recognizes its people as citizens, rather than subject, and it's the firearm that makes such a recognition possible.

Firearms can be instrumental in bringing us closer to our families and friends as we pursue various hobbies including defense training, target shooting, or hunting. It helps us to pass on and share traditions. And it reinforces our roots as Americans.

Personal firearm ownership is under attack as is Christmas. We encourage you to celebrate both.

Jennifer Freeman is Executive Director and co-founder of Liberty Belles, a grass-roots organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the Second Amendment.

When 10-year-old Austin Smith heard Barack Obama had been elected president, he had one question: Does this mean I won't get a new gun for Christmas?

1 comment:

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