Politicians who support gun control, and gun control advocates, are either ignorant, power hungry control freaks, or delusional idealists. Ignorance would mean simply lacking in knowledge of the subject, but because of their positions, and touted “research,” they should know the subject.
About Michael LemieuxMichael LeMieux was the first son born to Raymond Lemieux and Lana Robie in the small town of Midwest City, Oklahoma. His family hails from Newmarket New Hampshire along the shores of the Lamprey River just outside Portsmouth. Michael was one of seven children raised in a military family that moved around the world, and lived as a child in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Delaware, and Spain. At 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served a tour in South Korea, rising quickly through the enlisted ranks and even served as an enlisted aide to then Major General Hank “the Gunfighter” Emerson who instilled in him the spark of patriotism. As the enlisted aide for General Emerson he had the opportunity to drive President Gerald Ford during his visit there in 1974. In 1980, having not yet seen enough of the world, he changed services to the U.S. Navy. As a sailor he traveled to many nations of the world participating in humanitarian missions that included the Philippines, Australia, Mauritius, Mogadishu Somalia in Africa, Karachi Pakistan, Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and Scotland. His military travels have allowed him to live in places in Europe such as Spain, Scotland, Germany, and Italy. He also served combat tours in Kuwait and Afghanistan. The last eight years of his military career was as a paratrooper; working tactical military intelligence for the 19TH Special Forces group. He has written numerous intelligence reports and briefings and has presented his findings at all levels of the DOD from General Officers to Special Operations mission briefs. Mr. Lemieux was medically retired from the US Army due to injuries received in Afghanistan for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He currently lives in Bellevue, Nebraska, with his wife, Robin and works as a defense contractor to the U.S. Government. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Weber State University and is an avid researcher of constitutional law and history.
As has been born out in the writings of the founders and authors of the Constitution, their debates, and indeed the US Supreme court, the “Bill of Rights” are not now nor ever envisioned to be a grant of right to the American people.