Federal Way Service Clubs United Against Gun Safety?

Federal Way Mirror

Apparently, the Armed Defense Training Association does not qualify as a service club because our focus is only on protecting life and not on feeding the homeless or providing scholarships for education.

A Federal Way Rotary Club member was actually the first person to suggest starting the Armed Defense Training Association in order get an indoor range going in Federal Way.

All these service clubs commit massive time to make Federal Way a better place to play, work, live and worship. A few of the clubs- like Rotary and Kiwanis- have provided me with the privilege of speaking at their meetings about firearms-related subjects, including the reasons that armed citizens are an important component of public safety.

Nevertheless, influential folks from more than one of the well known charity groups in Federal Way have stated unequivocally that their organization is not involved in education about gun safety- and evidently many of these groups presently have no wish to promote gun safety!

One group stated: “From a public relations standpoint, we would not want readers to think our mission in any way involves guns or gun safety!”

So far as I know, none of the service clubs in Federal Way have endorsed gun safety. I was working hard to write a story about what the Federal Way Service Club Network is all about when I was told not to even mention the Armed Defense Training Association in the article because this might imply an endorsement of gun safety.

Does this mean that we should all leave loaded guns where children can harm themselves, point our muzzles in unsafe directions and make sure that we aim at things that we don’t intend to shoot? The only thing more politically correct than gay marriage and consensual sodomy will soon be accidental discharges in crowded places. Here is a sampling:

The Federal Way Community Gardens Foundation is also NOT involved in gun safety, and we agree with Fusion’s comments toward this.

Job’s Daughters is also not involved in education about gun safety.

FUSION is not involved in education about gun safety, so FUSION would not fit into an article on that topic. From a public relations standpoint, FUSION would not want readers to think our mission in any way involves guns or gun safety.

People from other nations are astounded when they see how many unpaid volunteers are active in so many areas of life in these United States. The only thing that may be even more amazing to the rest of the world is our freedom to own as many firearms as we choose.

On the other hand, a great lady who is one of the service club leaders in Federal Way told me:

“I remember a time in my childhood — well, I guess I was about 12 or 13. After being a Campfire Girl, many of us joined Rainbow (similar to Job’s Daughters.) I remember when one of our sponsors, a Sportsman’s Club, helped send us to camp. There we learned how to shoot guns and all about gun safety. The classes were at a camp near Ft. Lewis, as I recall. My, my…how times have changed.”

This wonderful lady who represents the best of the service club ethic continued:

“Many people predict that times may get very hard in the not so distant future — with home invasions, robberies, mobs, panic and chaos commonplace. Desperation brings out the worst in people. People need to be self-reliant and prepared. Protecting oneself and family should be on more people’s minds today. I, for one, think of all the people that would be alive today had they been prepared to protect themselves.”

With so many new gun owners out there, the need for gun safety has never been greater. Most service clubs help the poor and homeless and also help children and adults from middle class families that just need encouragement or assistance. Why is learning to protect our families from violent predators less important than making sure everyone has a square meal?

And why isn’t protecting school children from the threat of massive violence just as important as all the other wonderful contributions that service clubs make to our schools? Political correctness is destroying all of us one little step at a time.

If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength! Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done? -Proverbs 24

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