I have been unable to get out and do anything extensive this week due to work, and a family trip. Over the holiday weekend, I traveled to my wife's home state of Massachusetts. I was given a rude awakening on their gun laws. Guns of all kinds are hard to own in MA, because of a ban on "normal capacity" magazines manufactured after 1994, and the gun has to be "MA approved". I am one that believes a citizen in good standing should have the option to own what he or she pleases. With that said I feel offended that the state of MA will not sell ammo to me because of my a non-resident status, i am not joking. At the holiday party my wife and I attended I was relieved to find a few people that were really into the shooting sports, there is hope after all in MA. It was from these guys and girls that i learned how confusing and restrictive gun laws in the Bay State are. Personally, I don't know if i could ever move to a state that regulates every gun and Gun item and tells the people they are safer for it, Hogwash! You can not guarantee safety through laws.
While working all week i came across an article in the New York Daily news, of all places, stating more and more people are obtaining permits to carry concealed weapons. The current gun market reflects such a trend. Firms like Ruger, S&W, Kimber, Kel-Tec, and Khar are introducing guns that are easy to use and very easy to conceal for the LTC permit holder. Single stack 9mm in the 14-17oz range are really hot on the market right now, as well as air weight revolvers. Is the Current trend of increasing permits due to fear of terrorism? 2012? Crime? World Famine? I think people could think of a bunch of reasons to want to defend themselves. So here is the question of the Day
Do you think you need a weapon to protect yourself and your family?
A great friend once shared some wisdom with me. The 5 P's: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.