Gun Control


I support “Sensible Gun Control Laws.” When I came to Florida in December of 1979 for winter break from UW- Wisconsin, I was on the Beach in Fort Lauderdale. I Thought I had die and gone to Heaven and decided to stay. I remember thinking about my gun collection.  In Florida's Big Cities, the only thing guns are good for is to shoot people. I gave all my guns to my brothers in Wisconsin. Back then I had a 35MM SLR Nikon, a portable dark room and shot everything with a camera. For you young people, what is a dark room?

Side note: My wife Beverly was a former Metro-Dade Officer, then a Federal Marshal working in Miami Courthouse gave my Bother Her "Dirty Harry" Colt Python .357 Magnum and her Smith & Wesson 38 Special to my Cousin because it might be stolen and used in a crime.

Hunting is part of the food culture, not gun culture: Texas Head Chef Griffin.

It took me a while to put my finger on it, the question about open carry. No two reasons.

1. If you can see it, you can steal it.

2. I feel it's an alpha male tactic that scare women and children like saying it's your freedom of speech to yell fire in a crowded theater. I call this the Big Gun-Little Dick Complex.

How times have changed?

Somebody asked me how old I was when I got my had my first gun. My dad, God rest his soul, gave me a 16gauge single shot shotgun for my 10th or 11th birthday.

One of my favorite stories: It was my senior year speech class. The assignment was to demonstrate how to do something. I decided to demonstrate how to clean a gun. I borrowed my father’s 12gauge Browning automatic shotgun, put it in a gun case, carried it on the bus to school, and put it in my locker. When it was time for speech class, I took it out of my locker, carried it to class and demonstrated how to clean a shotgun. After class I put it back in my locker and took it home that evening on the bus. Nobody said a word.




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