MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana, February 17, 2020.
In an article published by the NWITimes, a Democratic candidate for Congress for Indiana’s 1st District believes that Trump’s reelection will herald in Tyranny. He advocates for those on the left to arm themselves in case of Trump’s victory in 2020.
Let’s look at this for a moment. A man running for Congress believes that the people of this country electing their President via free and open elections is Tyranny!
There’s one thing he says in the article that I do agree with, however, he calls for more liberals and those on the left to become one of those “Second Amendment people”. I think that this is a FANTASTIC idea! I just hope that by doing so they educate themselves regarding the facts. I hope they learn that ‘assault rifle’ is a made-up term that doesn’t actually apply to any weapon, especially the AR-15 (the AR stands for Armalite Rifle).
I hope they learn that the things they see in video games and movies are not even remotely accurate when it comes to guns that are available to the average consumer. Fully automatic weapons are already outlawed, and single-shot semi-automatic weapons make up the vast majority of the guns in this country.
When they go to the local gun store to buy their weapon, they’ll learn that the “Background Check” that the vocal Democrat politicians want already exists, and they’ll have to fill out a form and submit to a database search. If they’re lucky, it only takes a few minutes, and the electronic pixies will send back a Yes, a No, or a Hold. A yes means that they passed and that they’re allowed to purchase a weapon, and they can complete the transaction. A no means that, for some reason, they are prohibited from owning a firearm, usually because of a felony conviction.
A hold can mean many things. I’m not one of the lucky ones. Every time I buy a firearm, I get a Hold. I’m not a criminal, I pass background checks all the time, I’ve even worked at Indiana State Prison as a Correctional Officer and had to pass a deep FBI background check for that. I possess a Concealed Carry permit, and had to undergo a check for that, including fingerprinting.
I share a name with a convicted murderer in Louisiana (which is the state I was born in, so yay me). That’s my guess as to why I get a hold every time, but I have no way of knowing.
When the hold comes through, it means that the agency needs more time to confirm, and the person must leave empty-handed for now. One problem we encounter is that the agency responsible for doing the checks is overwhelmed and really needs more personnel. But that’s an argument for another time.
By all means Ryan Farrar, go buy a gun, bring some friends, and educate yourself and them on how
It is NOT easy to buy a weapon. I’m all for that. But if you actually believe that a free and fair election has anything to do with tyranny, then you should educate yourself in other areas before seeking office.
My name is Dion Bergeron, and I’m also running for Congress for the 1st District of Indiana. I’m a former trucker, former Correctional Officer, and lifetime Patriot. I love this country, I love the Constitution, and I love the 2nd Amendment. Learn more about me at www.dionbergeron.com and follow me on social media @DionForCongress
Born in Houma, Louisiana on February 5th, 1974, Dion was the second son of Floyd and Lynda Bergeron. Dion’s older brother Paul passed away at age 9 from Neuroblastoma when Dion was 5, so he grew up as an only child. Dion saw his father a handful of times throughout his life, but never really bonded with him.
His mother moved him around frequently, sometimes multiple times a year. Raised by his single mother, he lived in Louisiana and Alabama, before moving to Michigan City, Indiana at around age 10.
His mother tried hard, but had a long history of mental illness and addiction. Alcohol and drug abuse were a part of every day life, and they struggled financially. Dion learned the ins and outs of the welfare system from an early age, watching his mother juggle food stamps and bills, and was on track to becoming another statistic himself. Eventually his mother was placed into a care facility.
Dion was forced to grow up fast, and was on his own at 16. The combination of working full time to pay bills and trying to juggle school was too much. He dropped out of High School, but got his GED the day he turned 18. He migrated back and forth between Indiana and Louisiana, unable to find a direction.
At 19, while living in Louisiana, Dion was arrested for Criminal Damage to Coin Operated Vending Machines, a misdemeanor. This would prove a crucial turning point for him.
Dion witnessed the difference in the way the judicial system treats people based on wealth, as he was offered a plea deal: pay a few thousand dollars, and the charges would vanish. Unable to come up with the money, the case proceeded to trial, which Dion lost. Since Dion was with someone who committed the crime, he was just as guilty, the law said, so he was sentenced to one year in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex in Houma, Louisiana. At the time, there was a rash of these crimes, though Dion had no idea, and the prosecutor and judge were under pressure to make an example of him.
It was while here that Dion vowed to turn his life around. He straightened up, and made positive steps to ensure that he would never see the inside of a jail cell again, eventually even becoming a Correctional Officer, having the experience of both sides of the bars, a rarity in law enforcement.
Dion attended local schools in Michigan City since moving here from Alabama with his mother at around 10 years old. St. Paul Lutheran, Joy Elementary, Barker Junior High, and Elston High School formed the foundation of his education. He grew up right here in the region, and sends his children to the public schools here as well because he believes in them.
He attended Ivy Tech for Computer Science, with a focus in Network Administration, and knows first-hand of the student debt incurred by massive numbers of our citizens, as well as the numerous flaws (and strengths) in our higher education system.
Dion’s first job was at the Michigan City Humane Society (and Fried’s Cat Shelter) as a volunteer in his early teens. His first paying job was also at the Humane Society, as they hired him on when he reached legal working-for-pay age.
From food service to transportation, from 10 years as a long-haul truck driver and trainer to 7 years as a Correctional Officer at Indiana State Prison, even becoming a Real Estate Broker, Dion has experience working and dealing with people all across this country, and from all walks of life.
In this time of incredible division, we need the life experience and skills of people who can empathize with those across all walks of life, and Dion embodies a unique opportunity to bridge divides.
Dion Bergeron believes very strongly in honesty, integrity, and accountability. His life experience has taught him that people make mistakes, but taking responsibility for those mistakes and vowing to learn from them is where true character emerges. Perfection is not a human trait, and it is our flaws that make us who we are, and mold our uniqueness.
Dion believes that true freedom is the ability to chart your own course in life, raising yourself up from the crushing yoke of terrible childhood experiences, turning them into strengths, and using that history to connect with people that would otherwise be unreachable.
One of Dion’s core values is family. He is the proud father of 5 children, ranging in age from 23 to 12, and has been happily married to his wife Elizabeth for almost 10 years.
Dion values self-sufficiency and drive, while also understanding that there are times when people need a hand.
Witnessing what is going on in our government, Dion can no longer stand by and simply hope it gets better. Together we can make real progress.