Barack Obama – president of these here United States – and who unintentionally moonlights as the best firearms salesman in the nation’s history, is up in Alaska.
Yes, the land of the Midnight Sun, polar bears, gold mines, oil and Sarah Palin is hosting the president over the next several days.
So excited is the president that he is maintaining a running blog on his three-day tour.
How I got in on being a recipient of this interesting commentary only the White House knows but I am thankful for being included.
In his first entry today (Tuesday, September 1st) President Obama wrote:
“Yesterday I touched down in Alaska for a three-day tour -- a trip I've been looking forward to for a long time. Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that's full of beautiful places -- but because I'll meet with everyday Alaskans about what's going on in their lives, and I expect to learn a lot.”
Oh, how I am happy to hear that President Obama truly wants to meet with “everyday Alaskans.” Hopefully such encounters will include spending time with Alaska’s more-than-a-few gun owners,
And if he does I made a few suggestions and returned replied them to the White House.
Here then, is my written response:
“You do know, Mr. President, that Alaska has some of the least intrusive gun control laws. In fact, Mr. President, people do not even need a permit to carry a firearm concealed.
“On top of that, Sir, AR-platform rifles are popular in our 49th state and are used for hunting, competition as well as personal protection for their owners and their families.
“I would trust, Mr. President, that you would take some time out of your obviously very busy schedule to learn how all of these less-intrusive gun-control laws not only fall within the purview of the Constitution's Second Amendment but that they have not contributed to crime as many gun control advocates say happens when government stays out of people's gun cabinets.
“Thank you, Mr. President, and enjoy Alaska - land that a Republican Administration bought for a song and a dance.”
Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Jeff is the retired News-Herald reporter who covered the earth sciences, the area's three county park systems and the outdoors for the newspaper. During his 30 years with The News-Herald Jeff was the recipient of more than 100 state, regional and national journalism awards. He also is a columnist and features writer for the Ohio Outdoor News, which is published every other week and details the outdoors happenings in the state.