Second Amendment Freedom and Privilege

second amendment

It is a sad day in our show me state if we let some seriously misguided St. Louis representatives and others  get away with sabotaging our freedom to possess most firearms with out being considered “felons”.  Here are some thoughts about the bill written in a post on Missouri Students for Concealed Carry, a facebook group.

“Time to hit the phones!
Yesterday, state Representatives Rory Ellinger (D-86) and Jill Schupp (D-88) introduced House Bill 545, anti-gun legislation that would turn many law-abiding gun owners into felons. HB 545 would ban the possession, sale, transfer or manufacture of certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that are capable of holding more than ten rounds.

HB 545 contains no grandfather clauses. Therefore, under HB 545, if you are currently in possession of the semi-automatic rifles and magazines outlined in this bill, you will have 90 days from the effective date of this legislation to surrender, destroy or remove these currently lawful items from Missouri. If you fail to do so, you could be charged with a Class C felony if this legislation is passed and enacted into law.

Compelling law-abiding citizens to surrender their firearms and magazines is unconstitutional, wrong and another failed attempt to reduce crime. Criminals—by definition—violate laws, especially gun control laws. They will never surrender their firearms, or comply with any gun control scheme. HB 545 would only affect the lawful, while ignoring the actual problem of violent criminals who misuse firearms.”

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I can’t help wondering what is in it for these big city representatives, and how many of their relatives and friends, not to mention the public they are there to represent, could be hurt and possibly imprisoned with this.  Here is their contact information:

1. Rory Ellinger
(573) 751-4265

2. Jill Schupp
(573) 751-9762

3. Rochelle Gray
(573) 751-5538

4. Margo Mcneil
(573) 751-5365

Thought you might enjoy a link to a you tube post from a  freedom loving representative, Eric Burlison from Springfield, MO.   Thank God we still have some folks who make sense.

A Representative Mike Leara has another thought about what constitutes a felon, and his thoughts happen to be more constitutional, whether or not they are Politically Correct with the newest and most senseless emotional PC current going under the guise of “safety”.  Here is his bill.

Here is a link to find your representatives contact information (zip code box is on the right side of page)  and also a box to click on to follow any bill,  including 545.   And here is a link to purchase “Second Amendment Supporter” bracelets if you are interested.  Please make calls to protect our freedoms and keep our constitution, freedom loving, family and society protecting men out of the jails!  Every call is important.  These people bow to pressure.  They just don’t know who can apply the most pressure.  And most importantly, pray.  Pray for our nation and for our leaders.   To sit idly by and watch our constitution crumble based on distorted, emotional hype is no less than what the Germans did under Hitler.   Our God is bigger.  Our freedom does not rest in a nation, or it’s laws, but it certainly makes raising our families safer and easier.  Let’s unite and get busy before our government is successful in one more giant step toward tyranny.  Won’t you be more at peace for having tried regardless by taking action and not fearing the PC talk?   Let’s hope for success while we’re at it, before the constitution unravels.

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My Valentine


God is so gracious to me to bless me with the perfect man for me.  I have not always walked on the appreciative side of the relationship (not that it has always been a cake walk), but here are some of the reasons why I love my man.

why I love my husband

I love a guy who can take some great childhood examples and some bad ones, mix it all together and put it behind him, blazing his own trail.  My man may not have been taught by fatherly example all that is genteel, but he is willing to start new habits that serve me and the family even now, and that is just awesome!  He was taught many excellent “guy” things by his dad that raised him; and faithfulness, loyalty and much more by his mom.   God knows his back story, and his heart, and they both know mine.  His determination is sweet to me.  I am touched.

Love conquers

I have a man who turned his life over to God early in our marriage and from that point on began putting God’s ways into all his decisions as best he could.  From taking up a whole new unchartered   lifestyle of serving Christ within a local body of believers, to shouldering our finances so I could be home and so much more,  he has been a principled man to the best of his ability.  I am grateful.

cord of three strands

I have a man who is not showy or a people pleaser, but has a heart of compassion.   He continues to strive to do what God would have him do in our family, in our church and with his job.  He has great business sense and skill and managed a small business for many years.   He has my respect.  And though we have had setbacks, times of evaluation and even putting things on hold, or laying them down entirely,  it is because my man will not go forward unsure that he should be somewhere out in front.  When he is confident where God wants him, he will be there, first quietly in his heart and eventually more.   I am impressed.

who my soul loves

I love responses and can get nearly panicky without some feedback of some sort within a reasonable amount of time when trying to communicate with someone.  (Type A personality?  Likely.  I come by it honestly.)   For the life of me, I can’t understand otherwise (not withstanding phone issues, meetings, busy schedules and the like).  Well, guess what?  That is just how my guy is, and he never lets me down (unless we’re in all out marital war – see below).  In fact, as my children can attest, if he can’t reach me, he starts going down the phone list of all of our children who may know where I am.  But that’s ok, cause we are a perfect fit.  :)   I never have to wonder where he’s at.  I have peace.

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be the right person

Oh and about that marital war thing, it is rare, but it happens to most of us.  We have weathered some very stressful seasons and not always  proudly.  But by God’s grace, He get’s the glory because we did weather them and learn each time.  Here’s a quote from (In)courage writer,  Angela Nazworth on that subject, “Our marriage experienced illnesses that rattled our faith, emotional pain that rammed us to our knees and losses that ransacked our haven. Not only did life hit us with some unjust blows, we also dealt each other some unscrupulous punches. That’s what human beings sometimes do when life gets gritty. We mess up. We make mistakes. We get angry with each other. We cause unwarranted pain.  My marriage is not and has never been fair, but it is worth fighting for and it does hold beauty that cannot be denied.”   I would never even think of denying the beauty of it.  I am loved by my husband and by a love bigger than us.

two good forgivers

I love the fact that my man is self sacrificing.  With material things he has always put me ahead of him, and despite the fact that I may have less than many others, I rarely think about that, because I am a queen to my guy, and isn’t that what being a wife is all about?    (Well, not really, but it helps.)   We sometimes disagree about joint expenditures of money, (or whether he should throw caution to the wind and be impulsive on occasion like I might).  But at least I know IF he has an extra dime, he is generous with it.  Through the years  each time another child was on the way he chose to trust God for our needs, and I believe God honored him for that and blessed our income each time.  My guy has a generous heart.  I am indulged.



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I enjoy a relationship that often reflects the joy I bring into it.  I sometimes don’t feel like being cheery or on top of it, but when I smile into my husband’s eyes and let him know how much I love him, he gives me twice as much back.   And though I may have to exaggerate my attempts for attention (yes, I would do that), my guy never looks elsewhere in the wrong way.  I am blessed.

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I love that my husband has a sense of humor and can enjoy mine, even when it’s weird or laced with sarcasm.

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I love the fact that my husband loves each one of our children with a humble heart.  We have never claimed perfection in parenting, but we think our kids know we love them and consider each of them truly a blessing.  We had so much fun raising them.  We had occasions of tension and failure, maybe more than we should have, but what family doesn’t if they’re honest?   I have a man who will always be there for his kids no matter how old they are or how many mistakes they make (knowing we are all prodigals to a certain extent), and I like that.  Grace and laughter are how I generally sum up our family times.  I am happy.