The NRA Position on Background Checks Irks Me

I just read about how Wayne LaPierre was testifying before a Senate committee today about universal background checks for the purchase of guns.  One of the things he said was “My problem with background checks is you’re never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks”.  Isn’t that the point of cracking down and doing the universal background checks?  For instance, if you force everyone at a gun show to get a background check before purchasing a gun, then the criminals will not go to gun shows to buy their guns.  Don’t get me wrong, I think criminals will find other ways to get their guns.  But it seems ludicrous to me to oppose universal background checks on this basis.  The statement by Wayne LaPierre is exactly why we need universal background checks.  I hope the NRA get’s a clue and thinks about what they are opposing before spouting off.

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Water Purification using 5-gallon buckets

I started saving water in 2-liter bottles in case of future disaster.  The problem with this, of course, is that no matter how much water you have saved up, it will run out eventually.  I did a little research on water purification.  I came across a Youtube video using 5-gallon buckets, with filters installed to clean the water.  He mentioned that he would use a t-shirt or something for a prefilter.  I found some filter bags, and thought I would build one with 3 buckets, instead of 2, using the filter bags in the third bucket.

The pieces I ordered and used are:

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Why I think there is no rush for gun bans

One of the suggestions that Gun Control advocates are making is to ban certain classes of firearms, including what are commonly referred to as “Assault Weapons”.

Let’s take a look at some facts.  There are now just over 300 Million guns in the United States.  That is broken down approximately to 37% handguns, 37% rifles, and 26% shotguns.  Of the rifles, approximately 1.5 Million are what some people consider “Assault Weapons”.

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We Need to Think Before We Act

I am a Democrat, a “liberal” if you will.  I would even say I am a staunch Democrat.  All except for one issue – Gun Control/Gun Rights.

I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  I am a father, a step father, a step grandfather, and even a step great grandpa.  I can not imagine the horror those people are going through, and to be honest, I hope that I never do.  Every tragedy like this hurts good people – the people that are dead or wounded, and their families and friends that are left behind to grieve and support.

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Hi all.

Welcome to my little site.  I will be discussing things, such as long term survival during the (Zombie) apocalypse, gun control and gun rights, and pretty much anything else that pops into my head that I feel like talking about.

I have just started on my first post.  It will take a little while, I want to do some research, and draft and rewrite it.  I want the first one to look good.

Please bookmark this site, and come back later for the first post.  I hope you enjoy your stay here!

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