By Keeping Calm & Carrying You Can Save Many Lives

By Keeping Calm & Carrying You Can Save Many Lives
By Keeping Calm & Carrying You Can Save Many Lives
Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois –  -( It was 5:45am on last Sunday morning on the south side of Seattle Washington.

People from the neighborhood had gathered at the 7-11 for their morning coffee to discuss the local and world events as they do all across America.

Suddenly a man in a ski mask burst through the door swinging a hatchet and attacked the store clerk knocking him to the floor. Before “Poncho” Blacktongue could strike again, a legally armed concealed carry permit holder drew his .357 magnum and delivered two shots into Blacktongue, killing him and saving the life of the clerk.

Blacktongue had a violent criminal record that included drug related crimes. The entire clientele of the 7-11 could have been attacked and killed had it not been for this armed citizen. There are many people who don’t carry all of the time, deciding that “it’s only morning coffee.” They are thinking nothing happens in the morning, so maybe I won’t carry today. The statistics show these things can happen anytime, anywhere.

There is a lot of merit to the “keep calm and carry” idea.

The second “Super Tuesday” has come and gone and Donald Trump has won Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and maybe Missouri. John Kasich won Ohio. The key to all of this is the delegate count. Trump has 621 and Cruz has 396. Kasich will hang around and Rubio now has suspended his campaign, but will keep his delegates for a bargaining chip later.

Hillary Clinton clobbered Bernie Sanders and her campaign is rolling down the track to victory. I don’t see her being indicted, at this or any other time; I think the “fix is in.”

The big news is the nomination of Merrick Garland for the United States Supreme Court. In 2007, Garland voted to undo the DC Court decision which struck down the ban on individuals owning a handgun. Garland also voted to uphold the Clinton Administration’s illegal retention of records of lawful firearm owners who used the NICS system. He didn’t prevail on any of these cases, but if he gets to the United States Supreme Court he will. Garland is not the friend of the gun owner.

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He is not the friend of anyone who believes in the Constitution as written.