December 14, 2007

OFF TO THE RANGE

This tongue-lashing (via AWTM) is long and angry and personal. It's also entirely worth reading.

Mass Murder and the Metrosexual reaction to the Westroads Mall massacre

The part that got to me was this:

I'll tell you what you will want because I have heard it over and over from people that have been lucky enough to live through violence. You will want a gun. You will cry for a gun. You will pray for a gun. You would offer up your soul for a gun to save your wife/husband and kids.

You'll be running like a scared little sheep trying to herd your family out of danger all the while praying "Oh how I wished I had a gun, oh please let us be spared, oh I feel so helpless, how I wish I could do something to save my wife/husband and kids, please someone with a gun stop this madness."

But then it wouldn't do you any good would it? Because of your irrational fear of an inanimate object you wouldn't have practiced the skills to function with it and you'd probably end up dead anyway. That is what his is really all about isn't it. You lack the gumption to do what is necessary to protect yourself and your family so you harbor an unhealthy jealousy for those that do.

I could use another trip to the range.

Posted by: Sarah at 05:30 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 You just reminded me I need to make a trip myself ...

Posted by: Stephanie at December 14, 2007 08:07 AM (kzbE/)

2 Well I am not a gun lover, but since my DOS, I have fired a weapon like three times in the last twenty five years. Last time was about 1991, and I did well enough then that demonstrators (from the regional FBI office) brought in by our local "sportsman's club" were impressed since it was late '83, and early '84 prior to that trip to the "range". I personally think that if you served in any branch of the military you are better equipped to handle that kind of situation. All I know is it is not easy to hit a moving target, especially one charging at you like an enraged Kodiak Bear.

Posted by: Bubba Bo Bob Brain at December 14, 2007 10:45 AM (AKSWt)

3 I read this via AWTM as well and couldn't agree more with the piece. Hubs is certified & my BIL teaches the certification course. There is no one I would want with a gun in a situation like that more than I would want Hubs. Unfortunately, just like every other person with the CCW permit, his piece is in the truck while we're inside the 'no-gun zone.'

Posted by: Guard Wife at December 15, 2007 06:47 AM (BslEQ)

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