Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit after the mass shooting in Oregon.
Survivors told authorities the gunman demanded at least some of the victims state their religion before shooting them at a community college.
In his posting, Ramsey, also the Tennessee state Senate speaker, called recent U.S. mass shootings “truly troubling.”
“I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit,” Ramsey wrote. “I have always believed that it is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it. Our enemies are armed. We must do likewise.”
At least one lawmaker joined those rejecting the posting.
(Excerpt) Read more at wkrn.com …
Every day, millions of women and moms are willing to use a firearm to defend their families. They are the majority, and it’s time for the media to start telling their stories. The National Rifle Association stands to fight for their rights. The NRA is Freedom’s Safest Place.
I am not incompetent. I am destroying America faster than anyone thought possible.
I am not in-over-my-head. I am advancing totalitarianism right under your noses.
I am not stupid. The stupid are those who fail to see the danger I bring.
I am not failing. I am succeeding at every goal I have set.
I am embracing your enemies and rejecting your friends.
I am acting lawlessly and unconstitutionally.
I am ignoring your Constitution.
I am disobeying your laws.
Your media is abetting me.
Your Congress is not stopping me.
Those sworn to defend the Constitution are not removing me.
I am fundamentally transforming the United States of America.
Your Constitution, liberty, freedom, wealth, future & children are no longer at risk . . . the risk is past; they already are lost.
THINK ABOUT THIS, THE NEXT TIME OBAMA TAKES MORE OF YOUR FREEDOMS AWAY…….THEN REMEMBER WHAT OUR FOREFATHERS WENT THROUGH TO GET YOU THAT FREEDOM…….
It’s always time to Remember:
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?
Here is their story and… Here is our heritage: Can We Live Up Too It ?
The Delaware State Constitution has an explicit protection for the right to keep and bear arms. It was enacted in 1987.
A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use. Art. I, § 20
It seems that some public officials take their oath of office seriously. In Lewes, Delaware, the city has a ban on the open carry of arms. The legislature, when it passed a comprehensive preemption statute, allowed ordinance that violated the statute to be grandfathered, if they existed before July 1, 1985. From delmarvanow.com: