Repeat after me,

Repeat after me,

ďNo matter what, a foam Nerf gun bullet (which resembles a crayon) is not a weapon.Ē

ďNo amount of shaping to a Pop-tart will make it dangerous to others.Ē

The fact that we are even saying these things aloud should make us all puke a little!

Nonsense, pure unadulterated nonsense is what these Northern states (New Jersey and Maryland) have subjected us to through the national media. Attention grown-ups in charge: Something is very wrong with you. Surrender now to the nearest common sense authority for re-training.

A customer came into the shop to get information about transferring a firearm from another state. He told me his 40 year old, law abiding, tax paying, educated son living in Connecticut was given 30 days to transfer his shotgun that had a pistol grip accessory out of the state or the state was going to come and take it. Really? Hey politicians, how about focusing on the poor funding of education and lack of social activities out there that requires this young man to keep a shotgun to protect his family. Shame shame shame.

Registering the number of magazines you own for a firearm is silly. There are no markings, no serial numbers on a magazine for a good reason. They are designed to be disposable and replaced.

Adding a folding stock, flashlight, laser or different rail system does NOT affect the action of the firearm. They are simply accessories. Would adding leather seats to your car make it go faster? I donít think so.

When are we as a society going to say enough? Why do people keep allowing their politicians to create and enforce such stupid and senseless laws? The simple answer to most seems to be to simply move to a southern state where the Constitution is still believed in and supported.

But please make sure when you cross that Maryland state line into Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina that you remember you are coming here for freedomís simple pleasures. We donít need our state, or any adjoining state, to be made into a giant dysfunctional homeowners association.

With Memorial Day behind us and the 4th of July before us, letís remember that as Americans it is our right to celebrate freedom and we need to remember that.

Remember knowledge is power and so are your words.


Dorothy Royal is the owner of Surf City Guns and Ammo, mother of two wonderful children, ringmaster of a herd of miniature ponies and an avid member of the Surf City Writers Group and Topsail Book Club.