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No Compromise

My good friend Brandon called me to get my take (which is usually unfiltered for him) on an article about compromise with the gun control folks, and what he heard was not what he expected. “Guess it’s time for Dean to make his Monderno appearance huh?”

This was originally an offer that was meant to be much like my offers at home to Amber for me to do the laundry, balance the checkbook, and clean the house I was shocked when he agreed. Guess he will learn the hard way much like Amber has…

Now while I teach my children that compromise is often the best way to handle any disagreement, I also realize that there are times in which there is no compromise, and an unwavering defense of our ideals must ensue. Many times this fight comes after an initial compromise was reached, but one side decided they wanted more, and more and more. This is why the gun control issue is such a polarizing topic in society today. So many of us have compromised previously, and were burned badly in 1968, 1986, 1994, and today we are finally drawing a line in the sand and saying “no more”.

In the fight over gun control, the Democratic Party has a long history of never letting a tragedy go unexploited in order to gain their objective. This behavior reminds me of my long drawn out divorce in which everything my ex-wife and I agreed and “compromised” on, ended up back on the table and I was forced to give and give and give until I had nothing left. In that instance when I gave an inch she wanted a car. Another inch, I would pay her school loans. Another inch so forth and so on until she had everything and I was rid of her (still a good trade in the end).

I realized that no matter how much compromise there was, I could not negotiate in good faith with someone of less than reputable character. Fast forward to today’s gun control fight, where many in the Senate demanding “common sense compromise” have far less character or common sense than my ex-wife. So we as a firearm community are supposed to give in to universal background checks, and believe that it won’t lead to registration? The same registration which history says 100% of the time leads to confiscation after the next “Newtown”? I am supposed to take Senator Feinstein’s word for it because her logic, reasoning, and knowledge are beyond reproach? You do what you want, but I have a hard time believing that anyone who says it is “legal to hunt humans with 30 round magazines” and that “PTSD is a new phenomenon” has much distinction between her ass and a hole in the ground, let alone understanding what society needs to be armed with.

While many will no doubt think that my way of thinking is harsh, hard lined, inflexible, or unreasonable, you are allowed your views and I will respect them because as a country we are allowed these differing views as one of our God given rights. But as a Second Amendment Community of friends and families, we must stand tall, shoulder to shoulder and draw a line in the sand and say “No More”, you are either with us or against us because unfortunately we cannot negotiate “common sense compromise” with someone who has no character or honor, any more than we can legislate the heart and intent of evil men with new laws.

Join me in welcoming a new contributor here on Monderno, Dean from 2 Vets Arms. Dean is one of the vets behind 2 Vets Arms, a firearms manufacturer based in Oklahoma. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  



8 Responses to No Compromise

  1. Paul March 12, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Nice job brother. Well said.

  2. Frank Sharpe March 12, 2013 at 9:35 am #


  3. Jason March 12, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Well stated.

  4. Stephanie Wottrich March 12, 2013 at 10:46 am #


  5. 100atr March 12, 2013 at 11:48 am #


  6. motomed March 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Not sure why the gun blogs are even bringing compromise up, it isn’t even an option that is being presented to us. getting us to debate the merits of compromise given the current state of affairs is already a victory for the other side. Not taking as much from me as you’d like to is not compromise. get rid of gun fee zones and pass concealed carry reciprocity and I’d love to talk to you about compromise, as at least at that point the word would be being used appropriately.

  7. TK March 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    I completely agree Dean!

    In my experience, people who talk about compromising with the gun grabbers are usually ignorant. Ignorant to how the gun grabbers work, to the history of gun control, or to God given rights. Sounds like that author needs an education, hopefully she read this.

    Hope to see you on Monderno more.

  8. elimn8u March 13, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    Amen!! Use the links available at the NRA-ILA site to contact your congress-critters…call/fax/and e-mail them repeatedly…we must get it through their thick heads we do not want our 2A rights compromised!!!!!!