She did not commit suicide because of gun control

In one of the more creative writings in support of gun control that I have read in months, Veronica Cassidy tells a heart-wrenching tail of her battle with depression and how close she came to ending her own life.  She had decided to kill herself with a gun.  But Ms. Cassidy lives in New York with extremely strict gun laws, where law-abiding citizens are treated like criminals until the state decides they are worthy of the 2nd amendment. Continue reading

Army veteran denied gun due to 42-year-old crime

Texas resident Ron Kelly honorably served his country in the U.S. Army for 20 years, where he fired cannons, fully automatic machine guns and held a top secret security clearance.  But this month, the government told the Army veteran to take a hike after applying for a gun license, citing a minor drug conviction when he was in high school – 42 years ago.

Ashamed of his country’s hard-lined (and hard-headed) destruction of the Constitution and his right to keep and bear arms, the government has put Mr. Kelly (59) in the same boat as violent criminals, rapists, murders and terrorists.

Kelly was charged with possession of a small bag of marijuana when he was 17-years old.  As a first time offender, he was sentenced to 1-year probation.  Two years later, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent the next 20 years training and fighting with extremely deadly weapons.  Now, his government won’t trust him with a 22-caliber rifle, the weapon Kelly intended to buy.

Kelly vows not to give up his constitutional right to keep and bear arms, a tenant that Mr. Kelly, for 20 years, thought he was fighting for.