While exercising at the gym, this evening, I watch the silent bank of large screen tv screens up on the wall. I do not like the i-pod music ear bud things that collect sweat and then bacteria in the ear canals, so I only see the television screens. I guess at what anyone must be saying. However, with various subtitles and printed announcements, I fill in most of the gaps. Tonight: football on one screen and the DNC on another. From a female perspective, these letters spell out the strictly female procedure for getting one’s uterus cleaned out, say, after the unfortunate experience of a miscarriage. I shake my head in wonder and even disgust that the democratic party does not address this. I shake my head in singular disgust as some woman gets up to speak about birth control. The subtitling indicated as much. Since when, should the federal government legislate my vagina? Where in the Constitution can I find discussion of my or your genitalia? The verbiage does refer to freely pursuing happiness, but, I cannot recollect any word or phrase which addresses the private parts. Then, there stood the woman who looked -remember, I have no sound- like she whined about some job she lost THIRTY years ago. Maybe it was only twenty; the tv screen titles indicated her job loss occurred in the 1990’s. Uhhhh, that was a really long time ago? Mmmmm, get another job? But, the crux of the gripe revolved around who owned the company from which said termination occurred. The owner, I hold complete confidence, did not contact this woman to personally fire her, held no knowledge of her particular employment or termination. The manager(s) would perform that task. Like anyone who owns a car but lets a friend borrow it to go to the store for some milk and then the borrower gets into a fender bender in the parking lot, the car owner is not held responsible for the driver’s actions. While the injured party deals with the person driving the car, who caused the accident, the owners of the car weren’t at the accident, didn’t cause the accident and are not liable. Their insurance may cover aspects of the situation, but the owners are exempt. Likewise, the owner of said company may have the company’s insurances pay into the unemployment benefits the terminated party collected, but the owner is not personally responsible. My heart rate doubled and not just from my elliptical machine! So what does this have to do with shooting and firearms? EVERYTHING! I refer to the carefully crafted Constitution, again, which specifies and includes that we may expect protection of our physical borders by the federal government and that we may participate in defending ourselves. With firearms. The vaginas and the penises and the job losses and company owners and the Pills and the condoms don’t appear in this document. Not even in small print. VOTE, I say, please vote. Exercise your right to vote. Stay tuned for more controversial conversation over the next couple of months.
NRA Firearms Instructor – Nancy Rothschild
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