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Michigan Adoption Rules Demonstrates Gun-Grabber Preference for Ignorance over Knowledge

Michigan Adoption Rules Demonstrates Gun-Grabber Preference for Ignorance over Knowledge
Rational gun owners address childrens’ innate curiosity with development-appropriate education and training. So naturally, those who would control all guns opt for hysteria, ignorance and avoidance. (Photo: Oleg Volk)

“William Johnson and his wife, Jill Johnson, of Ontonagon, were asked to be foster parents to their grandchild, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court,” Michigan Live reported in a Sunday update to a story that broke in mid-July.  “But William Johnson was surprised when caseworkers asked for the serial numbers for all of his guns and allegedly told him, ‘if you want to care for your grandson you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights.’

“[T]he Johnsons, along with the Second Amendment Foundation and Brian and Naomi Mason, argued … that the policy improperly restricts the constitutional rights of foster parents,” the story elaborates. “The state rule ‘as-applied functionally restricts foster and adoptive parents, and would-be foster and adoptive parents, the rights and privileges of possessing and bearing readily-available firearms for self-defense and defense of family,’ the lawsuit alleges.”

It should be no surprise that such infringements are not limited adoption situations. Divorce can bring its own complications into the mix. “Parents who own guns can have custody of children, but the way the guns are used, stored, and kept could become controversial issues when it comes time to for family courts to decide on custody or visitation issues,” notes.

And so-called “safe storage laws” mean no “special circumstances” like adoption or divorce are needed for the state to remove children from the home if their orders aren’t obeyed. And it’s all done under the deceptive “for the children” slogan, even when disabling or putting guns out of reach demonstrably make things more dangerous for all.

That was definitively demonstrated in a now-mostly forgotten incident I referred to as an afterword on an old post on why giving the advantage of even two seconds to violent attackers is self-defeating:

 “Dennis Henigan of the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence drops the ball in front of a roomful of reporters, while trying to prove the efficacy of Saf-T-Lok, a purportedly easy-to-use combination lock in the gun’s grip. Henigan fumbles and fails to unlock the gun in a well-lit room with no intruder at the door… Finally disengaging the safety, he apologizes, ‘Most people aren’t as klutzy as I am.'”
-From “Lawyers, Guns and Money” by Matt Labash, The Weekly Standard, Feb. 1, 1999

Add to that a real-world observation by former mob underboss Sammy “The Bull” Gravano:

“Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins.”

Michigan goes quite a bit further than that:

“In its licensing rules for foster parents, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services classifies guns as hazardous materials. As such, guns must be stored securely and out of reach for children. That includes keeping them in a locked place, locking up ammunition separately, locking the trigger and registering the handgun.”

In other words, the “law” requires families submitting to pitchfork murders of children. And forbids young people from saving their own lives and the lives of others from depraved predators…

The gun-grabbers, of course, with no qualifications in defensive gun usage, portray opposition to “lock up your safety” mandates as being for another meme they’ve been able to infuse in the culture thanks to complicit media megaphones: “child gun deaths.” Left unsaid is how many of those occur in urban criminal environments, that is, in “progressive”-ruled areas.

Responsible gun owners know that one size does not fit all, and while there are situations where it makes sense to keep unauthorized hands away from stored guns, the most effective thing a loving, gun-owning parent can do for their children is to give them development-appropriate (notice I did not say “age”) education and training – as opposed to the incompetence-assuring ignorance and avoidance demanded by the antis.

An illustration and discussion/analysis of a defensive gun use by a minor is presented in the following “Stop the Threat” video:

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David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.



  1. I think that this type of message needs to stop!!! What we are doing is not unconstitutional, what they are trying to do is to get us to admit that what we are doing maybe isn’t the best thing to do in our ever so enlightened new age DEMONIC society. Yes you heard me right it is demonic and pushed by the father of lies himself Satan. Oh I know we can’t say this to them. not in a million years, they would never believe us..Or would they? Well I can tell you that those at the top in the UN would not doubt it for a minute, They know exactly whom they serve. So tell it like it is. For you doubters you may be surprised at the reaction you get from those at the top, or maybe I should say at the bottom. We are truly at war fellow patriots, Brothers and Sisters.Time to make a real choice to what side you are on,and to whom you will serve..

    1. Let’s see, why don’t these wack jobs tell the parents of Southern Chicago they have to turn over their children! What next, beware archers they are coming for your bows & arrows!

  2. One must NEVER forget that only one thing separates us from Socialist / Communist / Marxist government take over and dictatorship is our Constitutional Second Amendment. They will never stop their assault and we must see that they continue to lose that fight.
    I would like to also say that in my 80 years on this earth, I have NEVER seen or HEARD one single negative word about the Confederate monuments and statues in our country……that is, until Barack Hussein Soetoro Sobarkah arrived on the scene and systematically arranged, supported, financed and generated the conflict that has now taken the entire country to the brink of a major civil war. Prepare yourself ladies and gentlemen, 8 years of Sobarkah and his brain dead supporters has taken its toll.

    1. I agree he (Obama) was the worst thing that ever happened to this country. And his brain dead followers continue to follow him in to the sewer. I’m a black man and I had and have NO PROBLEM with the Statues and/or Flag it’s part of our history love it or hate it. When are these left wing terrorist going to stop the assault on OUR freedoms?

  3. When CPS came around, I just painted all muzzle ends of my guns NEON ORANGE and said the were the kids!

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