It was an eye opening experience. I had known him for six months or more. He isn't a "radical", he isn't "off the wall" and he's not one to deal in gossip. He's a family man, married for many years and has 4 kids. He's very grounded, quite rational and very much an upstanding member of the community. He attends church every Sunday morning and has his own business.
His son is serving in the military as did he. He loves the United States, has fought for liberty in the military himself and supports conservative principles. He thinks that the 20 Trillion dollar deficit is ridiculous. He doesn't believe in lying nor in political correctness. He works hard and only has what he and his wife have earned. He couldn't be called wealthy by any stretch of the imagination. He isn't famous and doesn't aspire to be so.
His longtime wife is a school teacher in a Christian school. She loves children and doesn't like the Liberal agenda that is brainwashing our children. She endeavors to teach them only truth rather than the lies that seem to permeate education these days.
I was pretty surprised to find out that he faithfully carries a 1911 locked and loaded. You'd never suspect him of having a firearm permit. You'd never guess that he never leaves the house without being armed. He carries his 1911 in a good holster and believes that it's his civic duty to be armed and ready should there be trouble. Like me, he's never had to use his weapon and also like me, he hopes that he never has to use it to save himself or his family.
The point I'm making here is that there are many people that we meet every day who thanks to Obama, feel the need to be armed now. Every where I go I meet people who feel that Obama would just as soon that we be slaughtered than to lift a finger. Just as the four brave Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi while Obama and his appointees did nothing, they feel that Obama WANTED them to be victims.
The fact that Donald Trump just took office is good news but they know that Obama's reign of terror hasn't been completely reversed. They know that it will be years before Obama's legacy of death and destruction are over. They know that they must be vigilant, aware, sane and ready should the worst happen.
I just found out that a bank that I use was robbed the other day. The bank was robbed just a day after I was there. The robber used a knife to threaten and kidnapp a patron. The robber used a knife to rob the bank. The robber was caught just ten minutes after he robbed the bank. It's safe to say that I probably would have pulled my weapon had I been there. It's safe to say that I probably would have shot the suspect had he not complied with my orders to drop the knife, get on the floor and wait for the Police to arrive.
There are nuts everywhere these days. People who won't work for what they want or need. People who will use weapons and intimidation against anyone that they can to take what they should be earning. Apparently theft is still more attractive for some than work. The fact that Democrats love lawlessness and criminals is precisely why I am a staunch Republican and committed Conservative.