Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Video Commentary on Obama

Eric Shelton has posted a video commentary describing Obama's stance against civilian ownership of handguns, including Eric's 90 year old heirloom Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless in .32 ACP manufactured in 1918 that he inherited from his Grandfather. The title of Eric's video is "Obama Hates my Grandfather"

". . . Barack Obama would still like to take my family heirloom, would still ban personal property & confiscate this from me . . . I don't know if that's the Hope or Change for America that you're looking for, but it doesn't sound like the land of the Free, to me."



Update 1: I have corrected the model & Caliber of his heirloom to be a Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless, in .32 ACP.

9 comments:

Eric Shelton said...

It just felt like something I had to say. The title of the video is a little more incendiary and misleading than I'd care for- I just couldn't think of anything else on the spot and wanted to grab people's attention so they'd hear my piece.

Really, the purpose for the video was to point out the foolishness of blanket ban statements, and hopefully the notion of bans altogether. Why a free citizen with no criminal record should be denied any firearm, much less an antique or family heirloom, because it fits in a category some bureaucrat has deemed "evil" by a text book definition is simply inconceivable to my mind.

I should point out that within the first hour I was called a moron twice and a "stupid American". This is a hot button topic with people. Sadly, there were also name callers supporting me. That does nothing to convince the "intellectuals" who know better than us poor, dumb hillbillies of the validity of an argument. All that to say, if you're going to put yourself out there in a public forum, be thick skinned, informed, well-spoken, and kill 'em with kindness.

When I point out that "moron" is not an effective argument in a debate, but the crime rates in areas where CCW's are permitted vs. D.C. or Chicago are, things usually get better.

The other thing that has shocked me is the people who tell me I don't need to do this video because the President can't really take my guns away. I'm paranoid, etc. I just wonder if we should tell that to the Brits, Aussies, and law-abiding residents of New Orleans...

eric Shelton said...

Quick and small correction- it's a Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless, in .32 acp. I forgot to mention the caliber in the video. Glad you enjoyed it.

Dustin said...

Thanks for the correction on the model Eric.

Yes I agree, it is hard to believe what some folks believe. Anyone who thinks the President has no Power has not followed history or even modern Politics. It is also interesting to note that Hitler was first elected into Office before he corrupted it. Not that I'm saying Obama is a modern Hitler. I'm just saying you should not elect someone into a powerful office if they want to take away your guns. I don't recall who said it, but a Government that fears armed citizens is a government to be feared indeed.

Uncle Lar said...

Eric,
Thank you for putting yourself out there and speaking your mind.
And thank you for your service to our country.
You raise exactly the sort of questions that desperately need asking.
And name calling is the refuge of the unarmed in a war of words.
Oh, I do hope your every day carry gun has a bit more oomph than your granddad's old .32 :-)

JoeFromSidney said...

Nice little gun. My first wife's father had one. She inherited it on his death. Our daughter inherited it on my wife's death. It's not pristine, though. It's had a lot of ammo fired through it. Still works well.

Heath said...

Great little video! It makes perfectly logical sense to me. How can educated people be so "dumb"?

Anonymous said...

Great looking gun. I have its .380 counterpart, a Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1908. I bought it over 30 years ago, and it's a great little shooter as well as a piece of history. I plan for it to be an heirloom in my family.

Michael Martin said...

If you don't stand up for the Bill of Rights, and in particular for 2nd Amendment rights, then you will soon end up like us over here in Europe.

http://www.jpfo.org/

Heath said...

Michael Martin, I agree. My wife and I currently live in CA due to the military. This state is FULL of gun grabbers and every few months they are trying to pass another bill relating to guns. It's insane; most of the bills are based on bad science or even just "feelings". Absolutely no common sense is involved.