Small Talk


by Don Bekeleski

Well here we are in at the end of June going into July. By the weather we are right in the middle of summer-winter-spring-fall!

 There ae probably over 50,000 CC permits issued by now. I think we have proven a point to the nay Sayers. We have proved that law abiding people even if they are carrying arms are always going to be law-abiding people!  To my knowledge there have been no persons with a CC permit that have stepped out of line!

The entire hullabaloo about blood in the streets and more shootings have not happened at all. It’s like we want to say, “I told you so” but we are not like that.  Instead we approach people we knew that were totally against CC and talk to them in a nice way and explain that all their fears were unfounded.

All the politicians that voted ‘no’ to it cannot come up with a complaint against CC citizens. There are still going to be those politicians that are still going to try and pass gun control anyway.  If they are trying to do that, why don’t they pass legislation to stop selling cars to law abiding people so we can stop drunk driving? That makes as much sense as disarming the law-abiding people to stop crime. DUH!

Now Bloomberg’s leading henchman has said that any of the laws they want passed would not stop any of the tragedies that occurred.  Wow they finally admit it. The NRA has said that all along.

It’s a shame that the world has changed so much that crime has increased a hundred fold in our lifetime. Yes but the answer to lowering it is not to pass legislation to take away or make it harder for law abiding people who are their victims, to buy or own guns.  Their answer to crime is to take guns away from the “victims’ of crime!   Wow watch the murder rate triple real fast. Criminals will always get guns, so why are they trying to make us defenseless against the ones who will get guns anyway.

There’s a true saying that goes like this:

GUNS CAUSE CRIME LIKE FLIES CAUSE GARBAGE!! No gun pulls its own trigger. Back in western times when they were facing the bad guys, the first thing the people did was arm themselves! Now that makes sense.

What I don’t understand is how intelligent people really believe if guns were not sold; the bad guys could not buy them. It’s a fact that more people have been murdered by governments than any other source. Why? The reason is that the government disarmed them first through laws and regulations.  If the Founding Fathers were here today I would bet money they would be telling Americans, “Take up arms and regain your freedom”!

Well I would just like to say that CC is working just the way the ISRA and the NRA said it would. Millions are carrying arms and millions are “not’ getting killed because of it!

We don’t have to prove a point. Conceal Carry has already done it for us!

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Webmaster's note:
Have you ever questioned whether you can actually give the gift of a firearm? Is that a straw sale? We found the following text in the ATF 4473 form helpful, pertaining to question 11a:

Question 11.a. Actual Transferee/Buyer:
For purposes of this form, you are the actual buyer if you are purchasing the firearm for yourself or otherwise acquiring the firearm for yourself (e.g., redeeming the firearm from pawn/retrieving it from consignment, firearm raffle winner). You are also the actual buyer if you are acquiring the firearm as a legitimate gift for a third party. ACTUAL BUYER EXAMPLES: Mr. Smith asks Mr. Jones to purchase a firearm for Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith gives Mr. Jones the money for the firearm. Mr. Jones is NOT THE ACTUAL TRANSFEREE/BUYER of the firearm and must answer "NO" to question 11a. The licensee may not transfer the firearm to Mr. Jones. However, if Mr. Brown goes to buy a firearm with his own money to give to Mr. Black as a present, Mr. Brown is the actual buyer of the firearm and should answer "YES" to question 11a. However, you may not transfer a firearm to any person you know or have reasonable cause to believe is prohibited under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), (n), or (x).

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