If you have ever had anyone try to knock down your front door to get in your house, or kidnap your sister from your front yard while you were growing up, or try to steal from you when you were home, tell me why you should still be anti-gun?
That is a bit of my childhood life I have just put up there, and let me tell you, a gun made a difference. Due to the fact that my grandfather had passed, there was not an adult male around to protect us kids and women. But what did? A shotgun. Did gramma ever have to bust a cap in anybody? Nope. But having the shotgun around made a difference. When the idiots saw that old lady come outside with a shotgun (it's a spoof in a lot of movies about us country people but let me tell you it has some basis in reality--I once saw an old lady shoot a stray, deranged, mangy dog that was snapping and growling at us little kids; she was cocked-eyed, yet you'd think she was a Marine Corps sniper, which is why I have a healthy respect for old people) they became REAL respectful, threw out the yes and no ma'ams, and ran off with their tails between their legs. Mind you, we lived fifteen minutes away from the county police station, which you can actually get to in five minutes if you speed.
But you see, that is fifteen or five minutes too many. You just cannot expect the police officers to protect you all of the time. We didn't. Not because we felt that oh, 'cause we black or something, but because they are only human. There are other things going on that they have to deal with, they are not God, they have families too, they cannot be everywhere all of the time. Even if they have a minute response time, that is still 59 seconds too many. They can arrest somebody after the fact, but I am one person who believes in prevention.
The people I live with now--my inlaws--are totally anti-gun. I think they are fools. I tell them to their face that they are fools whenever the gun issue comes up. They actually believe that God will protect them because pastor so and so says that all you need is faith in the Holy Spirit. To which I say that I have faith that God gave me two hands to rap around a shotgun and blow a hole in anyone who ever tries to hurt my loved ones. I'm not one for handguns because I think my hands will be shaky, and plus, if I miss I figure I can hit them with the shotgun. No, I don't want to kill them, just make sure they get a dose of steel. Half of the time I believe all they have to do is see that you have the thing and they will think twice.
Two reasons I think that we have not been robbed yet is because people know that there are two men living there and I can tell that some of the local knuckle heads are afraid of me. Also, we live in a neighborhood where everyone there and the surround area for the most part is not VERY deprived. It is rare that there is a shooting or something, and if so, the crooks usually keep it among themselves. Let there be a major economic shift however, and we will be in some deep trouble.
What will change the minds of my inlaws and other anti-gunners? Sadly only one thing: they will have to get robbed or worse, in their own home. I have already told them that if anything happens where a nut comes in our house when I'm not home and hurts them or my son the blood is on their head. I know I am psycho enough to try to take anyone out who breaks in if I'm there, so I'm not worried. I still would rather have a gun because then I'd be safer. I am willing to die to protect my family, but if I gotta go, then Raulo or Brandon or Hulio or Running Bear or whoever (gotta keep it politically correct) comes in my home has got to die first!
It is not the gun that is bad it is the criminal. Criminals do not obey gun laws. Yet you anti-gun intellectuals don't get it. Yes, I know you may not always be able to get to your gun but believe me, I bet that if someone has to choose between robbing the house with the gun owner and the other guy, the other guy's house is as good as looted.
I really get angry about this gun issue even though I am not in the NRA or anything because I know first hand that a gun makes a difference. If you are worried about your child shooting themselves then you teach the child not to play with the gun, just like you tell them not to play with your kitchen knives.
But no: you anti-gun people have to learn the hard way, and as much as I get weird or questioning looks and probes from my in-laws and other people who don't think violence is EVER needed when they see me shadowboxing, doing jujitsu and stickwork, I bet you that if something happens I am the first person they will run to for some sort of protection.
I'D BE TRULY ABLE TO PROTECT THEM IF I HAD A SHOTGUN INSTEAD OF A STAFF OR ESCRIMA STICK!!!!!
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