By 1999 Ruby had had enough of her husband’s concerns for her safety. Whenever she arrived home late, she would find her husband almost frantic. Ruby is a professional woman who then worked in downtown Portland, Oregon. To help her husband relax, Ruby applied for a concealed carry license with the county sheriff’s office.
She took the two-hour class, provided fingerprints and received her license to carry a concealed firearm. With Concealed Carry License (CCL) in hand, Ruby went to a local sportsmen’s store to purchase a Smith & Wesson revolver. She carried it to work every day, and made sure her employees knew she had it, in case they were in danger.
VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE (D) HATED OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
By 2000 Ruby assumed that Al Gore would be our next president. [This is before Ole Al became a Global Warming Scam Artist.] He had made no bones about his hatred of our Second Amendment Rights. Indeed, during the Clinton/Gore Administration even more restrictions were placed on law-abiding Americans.
At the same time, Clinton’s Attorney General stopped enforcing the “felon in possession of a firearm” statute. With this strategy, they hoped to increase gun violence so Americans would willingly give up their Constitutional Right to be armed. Half of this plan worked: gun violence committed by felons increased. The other half did not: Instead of giving up their Second Amendment Rights, more Americans got their CCLs and started to carry.
If Gore became president, Ruby expected him to implement additional restrictions on Americans’ right to be armed. Knowing that her S&W was registered with the federal government, thus making it subject to confiscation, Ruby decided she needed a “midnight special.” A midnight special is a handgun that is not registered. She contacted a former client who deals in such weapons. He sold her an older, unregistered S&W revolver.
Ruby keeps one handgun in her car and the other in her house. She has never had to use her handguns, but feels safer having them.
The SECOND AMENDMENT IS MEANT TO PROTECT AMERICANS FROM GOVERNMENT TYRANNY
Although armed citizens use their Second Amendment Rights in self-defense and in defense of others daily in the USA, the true value of an armed citizenry is to guard against the tyranny of an all-powerful government. At no time since our republic was founded were We The People more in need of our firearms than the eight years of the Obama Presidency.
The Left has been trying to disarm us for decades. Helpless citizens are easier to control. And the next Democrat president is likely to take the destruction of our Second Amendment Rights one step further. Vigilance, not complacency, is constantly needed if Americans are to remain a free people.
Diane L. Gruber