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Who Am I And How Did I Get Started?
Hello, my name is Marc Richardson, I am the Owner, Founder, Certified Firearm Instructor, Webmaster, Media Liaison and everything else here at SaveTheGuns.com
I am a church member, board member and webmaster at Grace Family Church Assembly of God in Waterboro, Maine. My church's Web site is www.GraceFamilyAG.org
I did not put this page up until this Web site was about a year old (2001). I thought that the Web site should focus on valuable and beneficial information and great content first and foremost. After that, I could focus more on the less important things, like this page.
I have always been around firearms. My Dad taught me very early that guns are not something to play around with and that they should be handled with the utmost in care. I believe that it is essential for a parent to take away the natural curiosity about firearms by carefully teaching the truth about them.
When I was 26 years old, a co-worker of mine asked me to speak to his son's Boy Scout Troop about gun safety. They were soon going to be exploring this area and they thought it best that they should have a foundation in gun safety before they actually got on the range.
I assumed that I would be speaking to 8 to 10 children about gun safety for an hour or so and that would be it. Boy was I wrong!!
I had an audience of 75 people, and I was on stage for 2 1/2 hours!!
I really enjoyed talking about the truth concerning firearms, their history and proper gun safety procedures, but I came away from that Boy Scout meeting knowing that I could have done a better job.
That is when I decided to become a Certified Firearm Instructor through the National Rifle Association, and learn how to teach people about firearms the right way. I was already a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and it made perfect sense to seek instructional training through them.
The NRA has been around since 1871 and you really shouldn't put off becoming a member anymore. Please visit my "NRA Membership" page and consider becoming a member today. You can even purchase a membership for your wife or buddy or a junior membership for your child, grandchild, nephew or other young family member. Join Today!!
If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Firearm Instructor, and you want to share your knowledge. Then go here and find out more about it.
I had many years of experience teaching people about gun safety and helping them obtain their concealed carry permits, before I started making this Web site. I have since retired myself from teaching actual courses, and decided to concentrate on getting out the word about gun safety through the Internet.
This way, I could combine both my gun hobby and my computer hobby and save lives at the same time!! Pretty neat huh?
The Web site started with a gun safety and firearm education focus, but has since gravitated towards activism and saving the Second Amendment from its slide toward repeal.
It really frustrates me that 94% of lawful gun owners are not members of the National Rifle Association. I estimate that less than 6% of all gun owners in America has ever told their Congressmen not to vote for more gun control.
I have the feeling that www.SaveTheGuns.com should concentrate more on getting America's lazy gun owners off their couches, away from the television and on the path toward meaningful activism.
Let me define what I think a Second Amendment activist is. An activist in my mind is someone who contacts their lawmakers at least twice a year about gun control and how it will not reduce crime and how it diminishes our freedom. An activist would be a lawful gun owner who writes at least two (2) newspaper editorials every year concerning the erosion of the Second Amendment. That is not really too much to ask.
Just do something twice a year or we WILL lose our firearms just as Great Britain, Australia and Canada have in the recent past.
I am a descendent of the religious leader of the Pilgrims who landed here in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the year 1620. William Brewster was his name. William Brewster was the only church officer who chose to make the voyage to the New World with the separatist religious group.
He led the Pilgrims in their worship and praise services, and officiated at all the baptisms, marriages and burials.
Governor William Bradford said of William Brewster..."...he suffered much for our Lord..."
I am also descended from presidential stock. I am descended from our second United States President John Adams and of course his son and U.S. President, John Quincy Adams. Likewise, I am also related to John Adams' cousin, Samuel Adams who is known as "The Father of the American Revolution". In addition to that, I am indirectly related to our 16th United States President, Abraham Lincoln.
It is in their spirit of freedom, liberty, independence, justice, personal responsibility and true religion, that I conduct my life.
I refuse to allow the last 14 generations of my families' sacrifices to be made in vain. My family has played a role in every single historical event, political change, technological advance and war in America's history, even if that role is simply as a spectator.
I am an independent sort. I rarely use any type of government services. I refuse to be a sheep and follow the masses anywhere that threatens liberty. I refuse to be a kept man. I will not give in to such ignorant, inane and damaging things like "Political Correctness". I always strive for truth and justice.
I am a rugged individualist. I choose to struggle for financial independence and not rely on any government program for my subsistence. I love God and am not afraid or ashamed to say so. I don't care one bit if anyone is offended by my thoughts, my religion or the way I conduct myself.
If I see anyone openly burning the American flag within the United States, they had better be prepared to be tackled to the ground and roughed up. I will not allow the burning of the American flag in my presence.
I would rather be charged with assault and battery than stand back and give way for such a disgraceful demonstration. If you have enough passion to burn the American flag, then you should have enough passion to make a difference for your cause in other ways. Don't burn my flag and be an idiot.
I will not let the hundreds of thousands of military men and women who have died in battle defending that flag to be insulted by me allowing it to happen in my presence.
I am not an average American. I try to do the best I can. I don't shy away from risk. I will not simply follow the masses into tyranny. If freedom and liberty leave this nation, because of the complacent, indifferent and apathetic attitudes of the average American, I will chase freedom across the globe if need be.
"Political Correctness" is nothing more than mental and intellectual slavery. The black roots of "Political Correctness" can be found feeding from the dreadful and degenerate soil of Socialism and can more easily lead us into tyranny. I will not play the role of an ignorant and blind sheep in this dangerous and sinking philosophical mud that would have us drown in a sea of political clones.
"Political Correctness" is for the feebleminded and witless bonehead, who is too lazy or too brainwashed by the hard-left in America to discover the truth on an issue and actually think for themselves.
The very foundation of America is rooted in radical, free and independent thought and action. It is the resounding success of the Founding Fathers revolutionary concept of self-government that gave birth to the greatest nation to ever exist on the face of the planet Earth.
The truth is that most of the Founding Fathers of America were Right Wing, Christian, radical, freedom loving, truthful, dependable, independent thinking, gun toting, righteous, upstanding and courageous individuals. And it is in their spirit that I conduct myself and my life.
If you don't believe that the Founding Father's were religious right-wing radicals, I have some quotations for you to look at. Take a look at my "Quotes" page and the quotes on my "Share The Solution" page as well. If you still don't believe me, perhaps you need further education and should be more open-minded about historical truths.
The watered-down version of American history taught in today's public schools and in many colleges and universities in most cases is an incomplete treatise of the subject. The Founding Fathers would be most at home in either the Republican or Libertarian parties of today. Very few if any of the Founding Fathers would identify as a modern-day Democrat.
I fully realize that the amount of freedom and liberty that we have been given under the Constitution of the United States was intended for a moral, righteous and religious people, which we once were. It is very unfortunate that a much higher percentage of Americans have not come to realize that our degenerating sense of morality, religion and righteousness is possibly the very thing that will bring America to its knees.
Our nation, as a whole, is off the path that was set forth before us, by the Founding Fathers. We are lost in a raging sea of "political correctness", moral relativism, immorality and self-gratification. There is a pervasive and damaging sense that we can decide for ourselves what morality is and that absolute rights and absolute wrongs don't exist. This philosophy played a large role in the destruction of all the other world's great democracies, including Rome. It is a perilous attitude that is fraught with danger. The absence of moral absolutes in American society, could lead inevitably to the end of freedom itself.
me quote President Abraham Lincoln.
The American people are responsible for allowing evil to gain a foothold in our society. I subscribe to the saying that "If you give evil an inch, he (Satan) will be the ruler."
I have strong opinions about the abhorrent, callous, wicked and morally corrupt practice of murdering helpless human infants before their cries of injustice can be heard. The practice of what is known as abortion has left America soiled with the butchery and abhorrent carnage of more than fifty six million (56,000,000) human beings. That is over eight times (8X) greater than the abhorrent slaughter of innocent Jews left behind in the Holocaust by Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany.
I have strong opinions about bullying in our public school systems, and the issues involving children with special needs, like my youngest son. I have strong opinions about other subjects too, like affirmative action, racism, welfare and capital punishment. If you want to know my opinions on these subjects, just send me an e-mail and maybe I can find time to respond or better yet, find me on Facebook.
However, if you just e-mail me to call me nasty names, please try to use proper spelling and grammar when doing so. Try to start new paragraphs when they're necessary as well. E-mailing me nasty-grams without proper use of the English language makes you look like a moron.
Let me close this page with some of my favorite quotes. These favorite quotes might give you more insight into my thinking and give you an idea where I am coming from:
3:16-21 NIV For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through
1:8-10 NIV We
know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that law
is not made for the righteous, but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and
sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers,
for murderers, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and
perjurers and whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine.
139:13-16 NIV For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
"My custom is,
to read four or five chapters [of the Bible] every morning immediately after
rising from my bed. It employs about an hour of my time. It is
essential, my son, in order that you may go through life with comfort to
yourself, and usefulness to your fellow-creatures, that you should form and
adopt certain rules or principles, for the government of your own conduct and
task and our duty must be to do justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly with our
God, for we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill and the eyes of
all are upon us."
God, how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in
possession of and which no other people on earth have ever enjoyed."
am nothing. Truth is everything."
what point should we expect the approach of danger? By what means are we
to fortify against it? Shall we expect some trans-Atlantic military power
to step across the ocean and crush us? Never. At what point then is
the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it
cannot and it will not come from abroad. If danger ever reach us, it must
spring up from amongst us. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be
its author and finisher. As a nation of free men, we will live through all
time or die by suicide."
who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity, will
change the face of the world."
who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure
when we remove from them a conviction these liberties are a gift of God?
Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and His
justice cannot sleep forever."
have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of
government. Far from it. We have staked the future of all our
political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern
ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was
founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel
of Jesus Christ."
have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions
unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a
moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of
is it next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most
venerated festival returns on this day, the Fourth Of July? It is because
the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the
foundation of the Redeemer's mission on earth and laid the cornerstone of human
government upon the first precepts of Christianity."
is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which
freedom can securely stand. Religion and virtue are the only foundations...of
republicanism and of all free governments."
<< NOTE: If you are looking for the quotes on firearms, go to my "Quotes" page. >>
Commonly Believed Falsehoods
There are many misconceptions, falsehoods and outright lies that the majority of people believe. However, I would like to focus of three of them right here.
The commonly held beliefs that have no historical or factual basis are:
That the term "Separation of Church and State" has its origin in the founding documents of the United States. That's completely untrue. The first time it appeared in American jurisprudence was in a court case in 1947, Everson v Board of Education (330 USC 1, 18) The second time was in a court case in 1948, McCollum v Board of Education (333 USC 203).
Yes, I'm aware that Thomas Jefferson mentioned the separation of church and state at one point. But he was referring to the Anglican Church of England and the fact that it was England's official state church. He did not believe that America should have an official government supported and mandated church denomination. He indeed would have approved of prayer and Bibles in school.
practice of morality being necessary for the well being of society, He [God] has
taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall
not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain. We all agree in the
obligation of the moral precepts of Jesus and nowhere will they be found
delivered in greater purity than in his discourses."
The Founding Fathers knew quite well that a truly free people must constrain themselves and operate their lives within a framework of religion and morality. See my "Share The Solution" page with special focus on the Quotes on Morality and Religion.
The second commonly held falsehood is that the origin of life came from some "primordial soup" or some ancient mud puddle, which brought about the first living animal cell by chance alone. The chances of a single protein coming together all by itself is astronomical. It would take a string of 239 proteins perfectly arranged in the right order to make up the most rudimentary living cell.
From what we currently know about DNA and the monumentally complex structure of the living cell, the chances of a single animal cell arriving on Earth all by itself are statistically impossible. Darwin thought that the living cell was much simpler than we know it to be today.
According to the originator of the science of probability, it is accepted that it is impossible for anything to occur if the odds of it happening are 1 in 10 to the 50th power. That's one with fifty zeros after it.
The chances of life itself randomly occurring are 1 in 10 to the 340,000,000th power. That's one with three hundred forty million zeros after it.
The third commonly held falsehood that I'll address is that most people think that because I'm a "dot-com" owner that I'm also rich and have plenty of money.
Hardly true at all. In fact, as of the moment I'm writing and publishing these words, I have less than $300.00 to run www.SaveTheGuns.com.
Bone Marrow Donation My Story
In April of 2005, I donated about a quart of my own bone marrow and almost as much blood to help save the life of a woman I've never met who was dying of Leukemia. If you're interested in reading my complete play by play story on my experience with this process, please feel to request this e-book that I wrote in Microsoft Word format that I wrote on my experience. It's FREE.
If you would like to receive my e-book entitled A Bone Marrow Donation, my story. Just go to my e-books page and request it.
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