Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sangster's Thoughts: Gun Control and What America Needs to Do

Colorado is headed the wrong way on guns, and our Democrat controlled house and senate are driving us. All of the voting has been down party lines. Republicans voted to protect 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights, while Democrats voted for more limitations to be put on the freedoms Americans are supposed to have.

Unfortunately, Colorado is not the only state headed in this direction. Other states are considering similar or even stricter laws. There are many places which are already paying the prices for their gun laws, which have taken weapons away from the public. Chicago is one of those which comes to mind.

Some may see these as measures that are needed to protect us from gun violence. However, what they actually do is limit the public's ability to defend itself from violent criminals, mentally unstable individuals, foreign enemies, and from an oppressive government.

As Americans, we are guaranteed the rights to own and use firearms. This is not just a single shot musket or rifle. It is not a five shot revolver or a pistol that holds ten bullets. When it was written, people had their own personal cannons. The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to any weapon we can obtain. That would include an Abrams tank, an Apache helicopter, a Raptor jet fighter, or a super carrier.

Our Founding Fathers thought it of such importance, that they placed it second in the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment is the right which protects all the others. Without the right to weapons, we have no way of actually protecting the other rights, we are given.

Gun control, is simply that. A form of control upon what weapons Americans can have. If that is controlled then everything else eventually becomes controlled. That isn't just rhetoric, it's fact that's been prove in history, time and time again.

Americans need to stop complaining and whining that the government should take more control. That's not how true Americans think or act. Real Americans act, within Constitutional laws. What Americans need to do is block restrictive laws from being put into place. They need to call their representatives. They need to vote out anyone who votes for gun control. They need to vote in people who will defend their freedoms.

While they are doing that, they need to go out and buy a gun. They need to take the proper classes to gain concealed carry licenses. And most importantly they need to be willing to take matters into their own hands and defend their homes, their schools, their movie theaters, their churches, themselves from any enemies that threaten life and freedom.

Colorado's House Begins Voting on Gun Measures

On Wednesday, Colorado's House Education Committee voted seven to six to remove the ability of properly trained to people to have concealed carry firearms on college campuses.

The bill will still face further voting to actually pass the whole of the House and Senate, but it's one more step, in the wrong direction.

Another House committee is discussing whether or not to revive fees on mandatory background checks, for gun purchasers.

Tuesday saw a House committee voted that private gun sales require background checks and also placed a limit on how many bullets can be held in a single magazine or clip.

All of the voting has been down party lines, with Republicans voting against the measures and Democrats voting for.

Golfer Uses Tee to Remove Spider Venom, Then Finishes Round

Daniela Holmqvist might just be the toughest player in golf.

While playing on the fourth hole at the pre-qualifier for the ISPS Handa Australian Open she had a ball go in the rough, on Tuesday.

After knocking the ball out of the rough, she felt a pain on her leg, just above her sock line.

Her caddie saw a spider on her leg and told her she had just been bitten by a black widow.

Medics were called, but Holmqvist took matters into her own.

She used one of her golf tees to remove the venom.

"It was the only thing I had handy. A clear fluid came out. It wasn't the prettiest thing I've ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible."

Under the supervision of medics the twenty-four year old then continued on to finish the Royal Canberra Golf Club course.

Though she didn't advance, she won in a completely different way.

Miami Father Called a Hero After Giving Life to Protect Family

A Miami father is being called a hero after he gave his life to protect his wife and daughter.

Two armed men broke into their house, Tuesday night.

When they threatened his daughter with the gun, thirty-six year old Maurice Harris, fought them for the gun.

Harris was shot but his actions were enough grab the gun and scare the robbers off.

Unfortunately, Harris died of his wound.

However, Police believe that all three may have died had he not acted.

Spinach Being Recalled Due to E. Coli Worries

A spinach recall has been announced due to worries of E. Coli contamination.

All of the spinach is from Taylor Farms Retail Inc.

The recall includes five ounce packages of Marketside Organic spinach, five ounce packages of Simple Truth Organic spinach, and sixteen ounce packages of Taylor Farms Organic spinach.

Thirty-six states are covered by the recall.

No illnesses have been connected to the spinach, the recall is merely a precaution.

Health officials say that consumers should throw the product away.

For more information, contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. at 855-293-9811.

Police Confident That Search for Dorner is Over

Police are confident that their search for Christopher Dorner is over, but have yet to confirm it.

A person they believe to be him, was killed in a cabin fire, near Big Bear, California, on Tuesday.

The person matched the description of Dorner, fled from police, shot at police, and then hid inside a cabin.

Officers surrounded the cabin and engaged in a bit of a shoot out with the man, wounding two San Bernardino County Sheriff deputies.

During the standoff a fire started in the cabin, possibly caused by an exploding tear gas canister.

The man did not evacuate the building, and a body was found in the burnt remnants.

Authorities are waiting on dental and DNA confirmations, for identity.

Militants Attack Base in Thailand

About sixty militants attacked a military base in Narathiwat province, Thailand.

They struck just after midnight, Wednesday morning.

The attack left sixteen militants dead, before they gave up their assault.

Government officials did not list any of their soldiers as killed.

This attack marks a new step in the conflict.

Since the insurgency began, in 2004, attacks have been limited to terrorist style events.

Missing Florida Teen Safe

A missing Florida teen is safe.

Fourteen year old Simi Ward is missing from Tallahassee, since January 27.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children she was located safe on February 13.

No further information was released.

Missing Virginia Teen Safe

A missing Virginia teen is safe.

Sixteen year old Mykelle Thomas had been missing from Martinsville, since January 25.

According to her family she is now safe.

No further information was released.

Missing From Louisiana: Jessica Pratt, 34

Thirty-four year old Jessica Pratt, of Des Moines, Iowa, is missing from New Orleans, Louisiana.

She was last seen on the morning of February 7.

Pratt and friends had gone to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

Jessica is described as five foot seven, one hundred and twenty pounds, with blonde hair, hazel eyes, and three tattoos: a cross on her right hand, a heart on her left hand, and the initials JP on her ankle.

Anyone with information should call the New Orleans Police Department at 504-821-2222.

The New Orleans police reported her safe and healthy, on February 20. 

Missing From Colorado: Kelsie Schelling, 21

Twenty-one year old Kelsie Schelling, of Denver, is missing from Pueblo, Colorado.

She was last seen on February 4.

Kelsie is described as five foot four, one hundred and twenty pounds, with dark brown hair, hazel eyes, and three tattoos: a Chinese symbol on the back of her neck, cursive writing on the inside of her left arm, and a fleur-de-lis on her right rib cage.

Anyone with information should call the Detective Binet with the Denver Police Department at 720-913-6653.

Missing Arizona Teen Safe

A missing Arizona teen is safe.

Sixteen year old Samantha Baca had been missing from Winslow, since January 22.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children declared her located safe, on February 13.

No further information was released. 

Missing From Maryland: Stefanie Hamrick, 25, and Leonay, 1,

Twenty-five year old Stefanie Hamrick and her one year old daughter Leonay, are missing from Greenbelt.

They were last seen on the evening of February 7.

Stefanie is described as five foot five, one hundred and seventy pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

Leonay is described as two foot six, thirty pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, Stefanie was wearing a tan leather jacket and blue jeans, while Leonay was wearing a pink jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call the Prince George's County Police Department's Regional Investigation Division, Central Region at 301-390-2143.

They were located safe in Washington DC, on February 14.