I Had No Idea!

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.

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Comments (23)

  1. SEC

    That is somewhat the appeal of socialism; it tells that coveting is okay and a recognition of “unfairness” around us.

    February 18, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Well they want to believe that they are “gods” so coveting, greed, murder, fraud and evil is alright so long as THEY say so.

      February 19, 2017
  2. GovMisdirection

    A 1911 is hard to conceal, you didn’t know he carried? I carried a 2.5# 1911 but in a Sam Brown for years, locked loaded, and cocked.
    The advantage you have when pulling a gun on a bank robber is that the idiot robbed the bank with a knife. The amateur will likely give up. If he runs, let him. Once the kidnapper puts the knife to the throat of someone, your nightmare is just starting. Start thinking medulla oblongata and if someone is behind him.

    February 19, 2017
    1. willsblog

      I’ve known many larger people who can conceal a large frame hand-gun with no problem. It just takes the right holster. To be honest, I wouldn’t carry a weapon with a hammer OR a safety-less weapon, it’s too easy to make a mistake. I don’t and wouldn’t own a Glock for that reason. A manual safety is a training issue nothing else.

      February 19, 2017
  3. PTF

    Excellent post will !
    I commend the schoolteacher for teaching the right stuff…to make them understand what’s going on. Under this dude’s regime education has been deteriorating at a alarming rate…especially the inner city public schools. This dude never addressed this problem as a priority.
    I have to agree with you about the time taken to rid our country from this dude’s rule.
    Owning guns may be a must down the road as desperate illegals and possible muslims will take action against us since they are being deported. You may of heard what happened in Sweden last weekend. There are chances it may happened here. It’s vital that our children must be aware no matter in the classrooms or at home. it’s going to get worse than better. The liberals will see to it.
    Note:
    You can be a churchgoer and it’s okay believing in God while a gun owner…a knife in the back of liberals.

    February 21, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Thank you! I agree with you that things will get worse before they get better. I also agree with you that the Liberals will make CERTAIN that things get worse because they don’t want “commoners” to get ahead. They don’t want “commoners” getting employment. They don’t want “commoners” saving money. They don’t want “commoners” not being taxed the snot out of. They don’t want “commoners” having freedom nor liberty. This is why the Liberals are burning down everything in their path and ensuring violence on everyone who disagrees with their Liberal ideology. The world has become a dangerous place thanks to the Liberals and I will not give up my weapons nor ammunition.

      February 22, 2017
  4. danthequestionman

    A couple of questions for you here will;

    Is there any record of the early Christians – prior to Christianity’s takeover by Rome and the Papacies in the 300’s AD- ever using a weapon in self defense, even when taken to the Roman slaughterhouse arenas to die?
    Personally, I haven’t read of any whatsoever, unless you would count the fictional “Gladiator” movies of the 1990’s; but I believe you to be more realistic than that.
    With the exception of one of the apostles of Jesus being told to bring a sword with him to the Garden of Gethsemane, and cutting the ear off one of the persons taking Jesus into custody, which I believe was to show the people arresting Him His Love and forgiveness when He healed the man, did Jesus promote armed resistance against any of their enemies?
    Did Jesus not tell us in the Gospels to love our enemies?
    Did Jesus take up arms or arm His disciples to cause insurrection against the Romans?
    Did Jesus not tell us through the Gospels that the Holy Spirit would strengthen us in our times of danger and trouble?
    What part of God’s Word do you not believe that allows you to carry arms with intent to harm or even kill those we are told to forgive?

    February 23, 2017
    1. willsblog

      It’s pretty difficult to “forgive” someone if you are dead. Did David “forgive” Goliath for what he said? And you conveniently left out the part where Jesus tells them to sell their cloaks and buy a sword. So maybe you need to go back to the Bible and study the word rather than just cherry picking the part(s) that YOU believe support YOUR view. If I have to choose between explaining myself to a just God and a sinful man, guess who I am going to choose?

      February 23, 2017
      1. danthequestionman

        will;
        The part you claim I left out “where Jesus tells them to sell their cloaks and buy a sword” is that portion of Luke 22:36 I was referring to.
        Luke 22:38 states “And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough”.
        Take from that what you would.
        As far as you judging me to be a sinful man, I agree totally with you, for it is written all men have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
        I thank Jesus for His saving grace which gives me hope to enjoy and share eternal life with Him in glory as Jesus is our final judge.

        February 24, 2017
        1. willsblog

          First off, I never said that you were sinful, that was YOUR perspective. Secondly, yes the Bible does say that ALL have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. "Then He said to them. ‘But he who has a money bag, let him take it and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one’. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in me. And He was numbered with the transgressors. For the things concerning me have an end. So they said, ‘Lord here are two swords.’ And He said to them ‘It is enough.’ – Luke 22:36-38 Notice that they said “here are TWO swords”, rather than just one….

          February 24, 2017
          1. danthequestionman

            Is there a record in the Gospels of any Apostle or disciple of Jesus ever using a sword to protect themselves or families?
            I most certainly have not found any.
            There is no record of Christians ever rising up in insurrection or war until the Romans and Papists used them in their battles for fortunes and glory years after the council of Nicea.
            Once Rome took Christianity as one of their “religions”, they stopped slaughtering Christians for sport and brought in their own gods of lust and war into their concept of Christianity.
            Popes and Kings later used Christians for their so called “holy wars”.
            No true believer in Jesus and His gospels should ever consider retaliation and murder rather than the forgiveness and love for our enemies that Jesus taught.
            In the days of the Gospels, believers would willingly be martyred for the sake of Christ.
            Just saying…..but then again, each to his own, we will all be judged accordingly by and equally just and forgiving God.

            February 26, 2017
            1. willsblog

              You didn’t look at the Garden of Gethsemane? You didn’t look at the story of David and Goliath? What would have been the reason that Jesus told them to sell their cloak so that they could buy a sword? You are free to be a victim if you wish. You are free to be used and abused by those who do not believe if that is your wish. You can take your vow of passivity to the grave with you if you wish. I’m sure that there are Muslims who would slaughter you as look at you or you could accept their “religion” if that is your wish…

              February 26, 2017
  5. morningafter7

    A guy I used to work with up in Anchorage, AK always carried (I don’t remember what kind of gun), strapped across his chest at all times. We worked at a contractor supply and one day when a guy’s credit card got declined, he tried to walk out with an expensive power tool. My coworker followed him out to the parking lot and told him maybe he should think of giving that tool back, while he opened his jacket to the side to show the guy he had a gun. Worked like a charm – the would-be thief handed it right back and got out of there!

    February 24, 2017
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    2. willsblog

      While his intentions may have been good, the threat of deadly force is ONLY warranted when a life is in danger. I may have followed the guy out but I would not have shown him that I was armed unless my life was in danger. A license number, a description of the thief or some other information to catch and prosecute him would have been my preference. Brandishing is a crime.

      February 24, 2017
      1. morningafter7

        Maybe so, but there were a lot of outlaws up there and the place itself was pretty lawless so….

        February 24, 2017
        1. willsblog

          “So”? Breaking a few more laws is okay? So ignoring the law to “catch” a thief is okay? If deadly force had been used in that instance it would have been murder, regardless of whether an item was stolen or not. Theft is not a reason to use deadly force. Theft is not a reason to assault someone with a deadly weapon. I understand that there are outlaws but the way to deal with those who break the law is by obeying it.

          February 24, 2017
          1. morningafter7

            I doubt he would have actually shot the guy. It was a scare tactic more than anything, and it worked. I agree that theft is no reason to use a deadly weapon against someone. Your post just reminded me of that time.

            February 24, 2017
            1. willsblog

              If the criminal had been intelligent he would have went to the Police and just told them that the guy had a gun. The fact that the weapon was shown is a criminal offense and prosecutable. Even in an open carry state, brandishing a loaded weapon is considered assault with a deadly weapon.

              February 25, 2017
  6. danthequestionman

    will;
    To answer your statements – David and Goliath was God’s manner of exalting David to his eventual rise that would make him king in the place of Saul. To God be the glory.
    As far as Gethsemane goes – Jesus, who knew the hearts and thoughts of all men, also knew His disciple would cut the ear off the servant of one of those who came to arrest Him. The issue in this case was to show His disciples that forgiveness, not lethal or other type of retaliation, was to be their answer to violence.
    I am willing to accept being beheaded or otherwise martyred for “the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God” – Revelation chapter 20, verse 4.
    I pray for the strength of the Holy Spirit of God to uphold me should that time come.

    March 01, 2017
    1. willsblog

      YOUR view is that the story of David and Goliath “was God’s manner of exalting David to his eventual rise”. That again is YOUR view rather than what scripture actually says. You can put your own spin on scripture but I will just take the word of God as is rather than YOUR “interpretation” of it.

      March 01, 2017
      1. danthequestionman

        No prob, will;
        The Bible was not written for private interpretation anyway.

        March 02, 2017
        1. willsblog

          No it was not. In fact, scripture tells us that God’s ways are NOT our ways.

          March 02, 2017
          1. danthequestionman

            Amen to that, will; Amen to that.

            March 06, 2017