Today is the longest day of the year, plus the first day of summer. I went through the rainy season, or part of it, when I was in Kentucky. I came full force into it when I moved back to Indiana.
I have to wonder what kind of summer we are headed into with so much rain and humidity. The mugginess is what forces me to turn the air-conditioner on. I can take the heat much better.
I don’t know the reasons, but for me, muggy and Diabetes do not mix well. I went to do my laundry this morning. While I was waiting for the washers to finish, I thought I would glance at the local newspaper.
On the second page in big, bold letters was the title, Sawed-Off shotguns will now be allowed in Indiana as of July 1. Why did that topic deserve bold letters? I am not proud that this law is going into effect.
I have nothing against owning guns. I have everything against the wrong hands pulling the trigger. Hunting for game, absolutely, defending yourself and family against intruders, may save lives.
What I am concerned about is what seems to happen in my neck of the woods. Brawls, yes, fights at the local bars. People making decisions under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
The words stating, I’m sorry, I wish I would never have done it, don’t hold crap with me as the little child lays in the casket from being in the wrong place at the wrong time and not dodging a bullet.
When people are under the influence; decisions are not based on the smarts we have. They are quick decisions, based on anger, lust, money, or whatever else happens to be happening at that moment.
Now we all are smart enough to know there are laws. Rules that have to be followed in order to own guns. There are always loop holes, in just about everything. Don’t believe me? Ask your government about loopholes.
The loopholes will be the ones who don’t have the right to own guns, but will obtain them, and who will shoot an innocent person. This is my big concern with guns. I am sure you will want to voice your opinion to me on either yeah or nay on gun owning. It’s alright with me. This is American and as far as I know, at this point in our lives, we still have the right to our opinions.
I finished my laundry and came home. I put everything away and clean sheets on the bed. I watched some butterflies flitting around out back and tried my best to get a good photo. I wished for better, but ended with this.
Terry – The heat and the humidity are not my friend either. I think they take a bite out of most everyone. On the evenings/nights I work in the garden, once I come into the house–I’m not worth anything. I go out around 6:00 and it’s still in the 90s then and stay until about 9:30 pm. By 9 pm I have to use a light to see what I’m doing but I still have several construction projects I want to finish. With Tom’s illness keeping me away from home so much, I haven’t made the progress I wanted by this time.
By the time I get in the house at night, I’m so tired it’s all I can do to drag myself to the shower. I always make Tom something to eat before I go out as I’m so tired when I come in, I don’t want anything but a shower.
I understand completely what you are saying about the gun laws. I believe we need strict gun laws and background checks before anyone can purchase a gun. I also believe all gun shows should be stopped. At these shows, anyone can buy a gun [even automatic weapons]. No one in this country needs an automatic weapon, unless they are a member of the military or law enforcement.
We are going to have more and more tragedies like the one we just experienced this weekend if gun laws are set in place. I grew up in a home where Dad had a gun rack in his truck. When we were out in the pasture and a wild coyote or something like that was attacking one of the baby calves, Dad used the weapon to shoot the coyote. My dad and brothers also hunted game but we ate the game. Dad’s rule in game hunting was that if you shoot it, you eat it! No exceptions.
I had to carry a loaded weapon on my body during my 20 year career and you always have to be aware of where it is. Is the situation you are in warrant using the weapon and on and on. I’m glad I’m out of the seeking justice business. Our law enforcement no longer has a chance to live out their 20 year retirement on our streets and I never thought I would say that.
Everywhere, everyone screams equal rights; but it is not so, nor should it ever be. Guns belong in the hands of mature, clear record, and stable minds. To rob a man, to steal a gun, to take a life for a needle, is lower than I can even see. Strict gun laws, and get rid of anything that boast guns are fun and make a person cool. Thank you, and I am glad you do not have to be in that line of work any longer. You take care. I always remember clearly how I felt at the end of each day as I cared for Al those seven years. Exhausted, tired, irritable, a loss of my own identity. Always take time, even 15 minutes, to just tune in to you. Hugs
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The drug problem here has become out of control.
It definitely has. Is it bad where you are too?
Concern about guns? Yes. Concern about people who will obtain guns whether it is legal or not? You bet. Gun laws will not make bad people better. Concern about the lawless heart of manking that is not bound by any law except the law of self is far more important to me.
*mankind, not manking 🙂
Oh I agree 100%. The self laws destroy!!! Thanks for a fantastic comment!
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