Two Schools, Two Raffles, Rifles, Courage, and Cowardice

Two Schools, Two Raffles, Rifles, Courage, and Cowardice
Two Schools, Two Raffles, Rifles, Courage, and Cowardice

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- After another mass murder in the defenseless victim zone of a Florida School, the dominant media and other anti-Second Amendment bullies are demanding that American conservatives and the Gun Culture accept their assumption that guns are evil. To accede to those demands is both easy and cowardly.

All of the power in the leftist media, such as ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, the Washington Post, AP and CBS, are on the side of the anti-Second Amendment bullies. The easy way out, when confronted with such power to demean, denigrate, and destroy, is to surrender and beat a hasty retreat. It is easy to give up your principles and give implicit agreement that guns are evil.

That is what happened in Michigan. From freep.com:

A “Wild Game” charity dinner to raise money for a high school football team in western Oakland County has been cancelled after community backlash over a raffle whose prizes included an AR-15 rifle — the same semi-automatic weapon that was used to kill 17 people at a Florida school this past week.

“Due to the recent tragic events earlier this week, the South Lyon Football Booster Organization has decided to cancel their second annual Wild Game Dinner. The sensitivity of the issue coupled with the untimely tragedy has led to the decision,” a statement posted on the team's website said.

The statement, written by the South Lyon Football Boosters, explained that the area has “an abundance of hunters and sportsmen,” the event was attempting to take these interests into account.

Charity rallies for rifles are common all across the United States. They are used to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy events every year. They are a proud acclamation that the gun culture is mainstream. They announce that the gun culture does not accept the premise that guns are evil. To renounce a charity gun raffle is to announce that guns have no place in American society. AR15 type rifles are the very epitome of guns that are protected by the Second Amendment. They are exactly the type of arms most useful to a free people for defense of self and society. They are an ideal arm for militia use.

Courage and conviction can be found. There are those who refuse to be bullied and silenced. Those who refuse to accept the premise of those who despise them and the entire idea of limited government. So far, in Pensacola Florida, a private school is refusing to bend the knee to the media bullies.  From kvue.com:

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A private school in Pensacola is featuring two rifles as prizes in a charity golf event.

The 15th annual Trinitas Classic and Pro Am Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for Trinitas Christian Academy, will feature a Browning A-BOLT III Stalker, a bolt-action rifle, and a Smith & Wesson M&P15 — a sporting rifle similar in design to the AR-15 — as prizes for a putting contest.

The prizes were announced on the event's Facebook page in January, but a parent has raised concerns about the weapons being involved in a school function after a shooting on Wednesday in a Parkland high school resulted in 17 deaths.

Trinitas representatives could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon.

The Christian academy is a private K-12 school. Its website says many of the school's families “depend on tuition assistance to be able to provide an excellent classical and Christ-centered education to their children. This tuition assistance is provided by many supporters in the community through our annual fund campaign and fundraising events like the Trinitas Classic.”

Maybe the Christian academy will hold to its rights in a free republic. Maybe it will give in to the bullies.  I hope it chooses to resist the powers that be. A Kansas candidate for Congress is showing it can be done. From  wect.com:

A Kansas candidate for Congress is brushing off accusations of being tone deaf and continuing a campaign promotion to give away an AR-15 rifle.

Tyler Tannahill, a Republican candidate in Kansas’ second district, said the promotion was planned well before a gunman used the same weapon this week to kill 17 people at a high school in Florida.

“About a month ago we planned it out and earlier this week on Tuesday we did the launch,” he said.

Tannahill said as a supporter of the Second Amendment he was continuing with the giveaway as a matter of principle.

“Tone deaf” is the bullies' code for “you must do as we say” and “you have to accept our assumptions”.  Tannahil is not willing to allow the bullies in the media and anti-Second Amendment extremists dictate his assumptions about reality.

President Trump has shown that the Media bullies can be beaten. He has done it again and again. People do not have to give in to politically correct commissars.

They can resist. They can show courage, not cowardice.

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About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 8 thoughts on “Two Schools, Two Raffles, Rifles, Courage, and Cowardice

    1. People claim these nuts are doing this because of the availability of a gun. That is BS. Look at your TV when they show promos about upcoming shows. It is all shoot them up crap. The promos for new shows and movies are all about killing, mayhem, terrorists etc PLUS the computers games that are designed for the user to kill as many people as possible. These children are exposed to this junk 24/7 and the liberals want to blame a tool. As if an piece of metal has a brain and can act by itself. Proves liberals are mental midgets. The liberals are the ones pushing these films, movies and games. My wife refers to these shows as murder and mayhem instead of their names.

      As a vet I have seen enough shoot en up and dead bodies to last a lifetime. The presence of a gun does not make someone a killer but the constant glorification of killings by these movies, TV shows, computer games and the like will warp any mind, especially a child’s.

    2. ALMOST EVERY ONE HAS MISSED SOMETHING ON THESE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, THE KIDS HAVE BEEN BULLIED!! AND NOT TO MANY OF THE SHOOTERS CLASS MATES HAVE SAID ‘SORRY I,WE, PICKED ON YOU AND PUSHED YOU,OVER THE EDGE. [ just saying.]

    3. Just wondering, since people have been killed with trucks and cars will raffles for those prizes be banned next?
      If he Florida shooter had been 21 would the age to purchase a firearm be raised to 25?
      The Florida and other mass shooting were the incompetence of the FBI, Air Force and other Gov’t Agencies why aren’t they being held responsible rather than millions of law abiding gun owners who have a RIGHT to own and use their firearms for self defense, hunting, target shooting or any other legal purpose? ‘Just wondering ……

    4. My child was stating that the band department would like some extra money. Since we live in an area where many people hunt, I proposed a gun raffle, to raise money. That idea was shot down. Another story….since our daughter trains, and shoots with us, she was having a conversation at lunch with her friends about hunting. The vice principle overheard the conversation and told the group that was INAPPROPRIATE conversation. Remember when we were in high school, in the 60 s and 70 s, during hunting season, almost every pickup in the parking lot, on school grounds, had a rifle in the gun rack, and most doors of those vehicles were unlocked!

    5. Ban the use of firearms in movies that the hollywood assholes are making billions of money from and ban the actors/actresses/producers from the same. A bunch of two-faced hypocrits.

    6. Those who said and did nothing, friends, family, local LE and the FBI, are who caused these deaths. Ironic how they point out his oddities, mental issues, problems, hates, creepiness or whatever AFTER the fact. The blood is on THEIR hands 100%. The machine could have done nothing without his hands on it.
      The signs were out there loud and clear and NO ONE SAID OR DID SHIT ! You want to know who and what is responsible for the 17 deaths, look in your own mirrors. Not ONE of my weapons have ever hurt anyone, no matter what caliber, action, length or color………. ZERO !

    7. Its disappointing that these organizations are caving to the helicopter moms and others from gun control organizations. Now if they were raffling off a spoiled brat with mental health issues with a firearm, then I could see the protest.
      Come on people, stand your ground.

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