If the goverment has anything more to do with this issue the time is coming that we won't have a "gun" season. Our society is fast changing and our numbers and credibility are dewindling. Everytime one of these mentally unstable individuals or groups have a slip up and murder people like the VT incident we as good guys take a beating. My friends, hunt as much as you can, take your kids, their friends, your wife, daughter, or girlfriend. We need numbers, plain and simple. I love the opener on the 15th, but if it comes down to hunting or not hunting, change it and fill the woods with family and friends. Take pictures of kids and women enjoying the hunt, send them to the media. We are the good guys, let us enjoy our heritage while it is still a privledge to do so. Remember, hunting is not a right, it is a privledge, regardless of what day it starts. We need unity,,all of us, now more than ever.
The Nuge & Michael Smerconish were on the Glenn Beck show on CNN Headline News on April 17th to discuss the tragedy of Virginia Tech and more!
Here's Ted's transcript from the show:
I’m just a guitar player, but I like to pay attention to my wonderful country. And the evidence is irrefutable once again that gun-free zones, which is what exists on the Virginia Tech campus, don’t work.
In Oregon, where a Columbine-level tragedy was unfolding, it was a student who went to his truck and got a .22 caliber squirrel rifle and stopped the mass murder. It was a citizen, an off-duty cop in Salt Lake City, who stopped an armed monster from killing citizens at random.
It was just up the road from Virginia Tech at Appalachialaw school where students retrieved legally owned firearms and stopped an armed assault. Who is not getting this information? Who is pretending this isn’t how it works?
There are hundreds of millions -- and I hope people in the news media will write this down some day -- hundreds of millions of law-abiding American families with hundreds of millions of lawfully owned guns, none of which are going to be used in violence, crime or accident.
The sheer numbers of zeros following the decimal point in the percentage of guns used in crime is beyond enormous. That does not compromise or negate the heartbreaking tragedy of any kind of accident, any kind of violent crime that involves guns, but it does put it in perspective.
We had two cops killed recently near a pizza parlor in New York City, in part, because Mayor Bloomberg thought it was reasonable gun control to disarm them. That’s how insane this has gotten. I know that at Virginia Tech there’s been quite about the fact that lawfully possessed firearms and gun owners with lawfully procured government-scrutinized concealed weapons permits are forbidden to use those concealed weapons permits on campus.
Does anybody join me in realizing that 32 people were killed because the killer wasn’t stopped? I don’t want to come off like I know all the answers. But, again, the evidence is overwhelming. If a good guy with a gun can stop evil crime and tragedy so often, why do we continue to create gun-free zones where killers can roam free?The Nugent family is praying as hard as we have ever prayed for the families affected by this terrible tragedy. We are praying just as hard that our fellow Americans would recognize that this kind of tragedy could be stopped if only more Americans were allowed to exercise their second amendment rights.
CNN Glenn Beck transcript 4-17-07 by Ted Nugent