Most service clubs agree: Gun safety is out of bounds | Firearms Lawyer

Apparently, the Armed Defense Training Association does not qualify as a service club because our focus is only on protecting life and not on feeding the homeless or providing scholarships for education.

Apparently, the Armed Defense Training Association does not qualify as a service club because our focus is only on protecting life and not on feeding the homeless or providing scholarships for education.

A Federal Way Rotary Club member was actually the first person to suggest starting the Armed Defense Training Association in order to get an indoor range going in Federal Way.

All these service clubs commit massive time to make Federal Way a better place to play, work, live and worship.

A few of the clubs have provided me with the privilege of talking to their members about firearms-related subjects, including the reasons that armed citizens are an important component of public safety.

One of the best known charities in Federal Way stated unequivocally that the organization is not involved in education about gun safety.

One group stated: “From a public relations standpoint, we would not want readers to think our mission in any way involves guns or gun safety!”

None of the service clubs in Federal Way have endorsed gun safety.

We should all leave loaded guns where children can harm themselves, point our muzzles in unsafe directions and make sure that we aim at things that we don’t intend to shoot. The only thing more politically correct than gay marriage and consensual sodomy will soon be accidental discharges in crowded places.

People from other countries are astounded when they see how many unpaid volunteers are active in so many areas of life in these United States. The only thing that may be even more amazing to the rest of the world is our freedom to own as many firearms as we choose.

On the other hand, a great lady who is one of the service club leaders in Federal Way told me:

“I remember a time in my childhood — well, I guess I was about 12 or 13. After being a Campfire Girl, many of us joined Rainbow (similar to Job’s Daughters.)  I remember when one of our sponsors, a Sportsman’s Club, helped send us to camp. There we learned how to shoot guns and all about gun safety. The classes were at a camp near Ft. Lewis, as I recall. My, my…how times have changed.”

The woman continued:

“Many people predict that times may get very hard in the not so distant future — with home invasions, robberies, mobs, panic and chaos commonplace. Desperation brings out the worst in people.  People need to be self-reliant and prepared. Protecting oneself and family should be on more people’s minds today. I, for one, think of all the people that would be alive today had they been prepared to protect themselves.”

With so many new gun owners out there, the need for gun safety has never been greater.

Most service clubs help only the poor and homeless. I know that many people, including children, are homeless through no fault of their own. Why is learning to protect our families during an emergency less important than making sure everyone has a square meal?

 


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