Sunday, July 22, 2012

Guns, guns, guns!

With the shooting in Aurora CO, there's been a lot of noise about tightening up gun control laws. Yes, the knee-jerk reaction is to reduce the number of guns out there. But that doesn't work. See, criminals, by definition, have little of any regard for the law.

You see, to a criminal, this sign:

 looks an awful lot like:

... or even:

Frankly, I'd be a lot more comfortable in this establishment:
At the same time, there are those who feel that it's dangerous to put guns in the hands of "everyone," because how can we tell who's a crazy and who's not, right? To which, I say:

(found on FB- Thanks to friends who shared and reposted)

I read a story a while back about a Kansas HP traffic stop.
A Kansas State Highway Patrol officer made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS.

The officer asked for her driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. The lady took out the required information and handed it to him. In with the cards the officer was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit. He looked at her and ask if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.

She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glovebox.
Something --- body language, or the way she said it --- made him want
to ask if she had any other firearms.

She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console.

Now he had to ask one more time if that was all. She responded once again that she did have just one more, a .38 special in her purse.

He then asked her what was she so afraid of.

She looked him right in the eye and said, "Not a f*** thing!"
No, I'm not a "Bible-thumping, gun-toting, hating conservative terrorist." But an armed society is a polite society. I want my concealed carry permit, I'm shopping for "the right gun," because I don't want to be just another sheep, a potential victim for any passing wolf.
Labor Day, 2011, "I'm more than a little impressed!"
Edit: This is the gun I wanted for a long time, but it's only a .22- not as much stopping power as I want, but it fits my hand well. If any of my readers know of a gun that fits the hand similar to this.. in a bigger caliber, please let me know.

Edit again: This is why I don't like restrictions on civilian gun ownership... well, a couple of the reasons.
Tyrants do, indeed, enjoy a nation full of unarmed cattle.. er, civilians?

And to bring it a little closer to home...

In conclusion:
"Murder rates in 'gun controlled' areas, such as Mexico and South Africa, are more than twice as high as those in the United States. Conversely, countries such as Switzerland, New Zealand, and Israel, which have household gun ownership rates comparable to those in the United States, have much lower rates of crime and violence."
Markus T Funk, Gun Control and Economic Discrimination: The Melting Point-Case in Point

An armed society is a polite society... and a safer society.

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