Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gun Rights As A Litmus Test For Friendship Compatibility

In a speech I delivered last week, I talked about friendship. At this point in my life, I have significantly more friends than I had several years ago. It is safe to say that just 10 years or so ago, that I did not have many friends.

When I say "friends" I do not mean people with whom I am merely connected to on social media. Rather, I specifically mean folks whom I may have met online - or not - but have actually met, broke bread with, and see regularly - both locally and nationally. They are folks whom I truly enjoy seeing - again and again.

A genuine friendship, as I see it, is a relationship upon which is based on mutual respect and trust. Among the many people I sincerely count as friends, every demographic is present. To be my friend, the following are NOT relevant: race, gender, age, sexual orientation, political party, or religious affiliation.

The accidentally discovered litmus test is gun rights. If you trust me with a firearm and won't try to take it away, you can be my friend. As your friend, I will trust you and respect you, as well. I can't say that about everybody that I know.

Check out a video excerpt of my speech before the Birmingham-Bloomfield Republicans: 

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

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