That’s Right Nate

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Gun Owners Take Aim at Health Care

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I am so proud of my fellow gun owners for their united opposition to Obama’s health care proposals.   The Gun Owners of America group recently warned it’s 300,000 members that if the health care bill passes, the government could declare citizens medically unfit to carry a gun.   This is the same thing Hitler and the communists did, when we take away the rights of the mentally unbalanced to own firearms simply because they may have issues with rage or paranoia or may pose a threat to themselves or others, we lose our second amendment rights.   Executive Director of the group Larry Pratt called for resistance saying, “you end up having a gazillion people lose their gun rights because of some medical record that someone doesn’t like, where they say, ‘Oh, that might be a danger to their self or others.”

I cannot abide having these hard earned rights taken away from my fellow countrymen simply because they’re mentally unbalanced.   President James A. Garfield gave his life protecting the rights of the mentally unhinged to own firearms.   He was fatally shot by Charles Guiteau on July 2, 1881 when his assassin decided that God had commanded him to kill the ungrateful president who refused to hire him.   There are hundreds of thousands of people like me inspired by Garfield’s sacrifice who will not let it be in vain by taking away gun rights for the criminally insane.

The other reason that gun owners like myself oppose any kind of health care reform is because as private citizens we have to pay for not only a gun, but also for ammunition for that gun.  If we shoot somebody, it hardly seems fair that our tax dollars also pay to treat them for that gun shot wound.  In fact, since the reason you shoot somebody is to do harm to them, many of us would just as soon that the person we shoot not be able to get medical care in the first place.

Unfortunately, since the days of the Old West, medicine has improved greatly.   In those days, a belly shot was almost a sure death sentence.  Today, doctor’s are able to do a remarkable number of things to treat gun shot wounds and unfortunately, gun manufacturers have simply not kept up, especially in the area of causing infection.   This is definitely a call for both gun and ammunition manufacturers to step up their games.   If all gun shot wounds can be easily treated, do we really have the right to bear arms.

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Written by thatsrightnate

November 27, 2009 at 9:33 pm

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  1. Feliz Cumpleanos Senor Peele. You are the best boss in the self storage industry!

    Hector

    November 30, 2009 at 6:54 am

  2. Enjoy your special day, my special friend.

    Jack Kimble (R-CA)

    Rep. Jack Kimble

    November 30, 2009 at 9:41 am

  3. Happy birthday, dear Nate! I hope all is well with you! Steve left a comment in my blog telling all your South American readers about this important date! He said you’re the best brother in the world. I think he meant brother in law. Is he drinking too much lately?

    Lola

    November 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

  4. It is an honor to work for such a man as you. Blessings to you Senor Nate on November 30 and always.

    Jose Gonzales

    JOSE

    November 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm


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