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. â€œGuess itâ€™s time for Dean to make his Monderno appearance huh?â€
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 hasâ€¦
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 â€œno moreâ€.
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 â€œcompromisedâ€ 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 todayâ€™s gun control fight, where many in the Senate demanding â€œcommon sense compromiseâ€ 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 wonâ€™t lead to registration? The same registration which history says 100% of the time leads to confiscation after the next â€œNewtownâ€? 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 â€œlegal to hunt humans with 30 round magazinesâ€ and that â€œPTSD is a new phenomenonâ€ 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 SecondÂ Amendment Community of friends and families, we must stand tall, shoulder to shoulder and draw a line in the sand and say â€œNo Moreâ€, you are either with us or against us because unfortunately we cannot negotiate â€œcommon sense compromiseâ€ 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. Â