Article in Ms. magazine
Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:36 PM
I read the article.
I read the comments.
And then I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Part of me wanted to chime in on the comments, but I don't know how to explain to someone that carrying a firearm means you're being all grown up and taking responsibility for your actions.
This person's carrying legally, but still acting as if (and expecting) the state to take responsibility for her and the exercise of her rights.
"Why didn't you make me get training?"
"Why was this so easy?"
It just boggles the mind. I can only pray that she doesn't end out killing some poor individual out of sheer stupidity before this month "experiment" is over with.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:37 PM
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:45 PM
Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:49 PM
I read the article.
I read the comments.
And then I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Part of me wanted to chime in on the comments,
Don't bother. They haven't been letting any serious critical comments by their moderation.
Why would you have the day of the LORD?
It is darkness, and not light,"
Posted Today, 08:02 AM
Her four rules are incompatible. Carry it everywhere, be law abiding, only do the minimum and be prepared to defend herself.
You can't do the minimum AND be prepared to defend yourself. I think I will send her a nice note, privately.
Posted Today, 11:36 AM
"The author broke one of her "rules" from the onset; with no training, and no familiarity with even the basic operation of a firearm, she is in no way ready to defend herself. Her stunt, while trying to prove how easy it is for a law-abiding citizen to purchase and carry a firearm in her state, is dangerous, irresponsible and childish. Hopefully, in the future parts of this essay, we do not read about the author accidentally discharging her weapon and injuring herself or someone else.
Some may think that this is how "most" firearm owners act, but I believe that is far from accurate. A responsible adult who wishes to carry a dangerous weapon will go through the proper training on how to use that weapon - unlike this author.
With rights come responsibilities and we, as actual grown-ups, understand that if we wish to exercise our 2nd Amendment rights, we need to do so in a safe and responsible manner. Mommy and Daddy are not always going to be there to tell us how to act like an adult. Sometimes we must figure that one out ourselves.
I hope the author will rethink the very dangerous - and quite stupid - game she is playing in order to prove a made up "point" about firearms."
Posted Today, 01:26 PM
However, she is following the laws of her state as verified by her asking a police officer to verify the state of the gun. It's unfortunate though that the gun seller seemed to only care about the sale and not in educating her.
Edited by Jen-in-Normal, Today, 01:27 PM.
Posted Today, 02:27 PM
Posted Today, 02:31 PM
“By concord little things grow great, by discord the greatest come to nothing.”
Posted Today, 02:37 PM
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Posted Today, 03:20 PM
Of course, she may clueless enough that she doesn't realize the brass thingies have to go in the kaboom thingy so that when you pull on the bang switch, you get a bang.
Posted Today, 04:56 PM
Getting the permit to carry a concealed weapon was simple. I filled out a form, had my fingerprints taken for a background check and paid $56.50. ~ It took far longer to get my dog a license.
"How long does it take before I get my license?"
If you’re a Washington State resident, it may take up to 30 days to complete the background check. ($56.50-$52.50= $4.00) must have had to buy the LEO Starbucks coffee.
This means a person may carry a firearm in an exposed holster without any kind of permit unless there is something that makes it specifically illegal. (For example, carrying a weapon onto primary or secondary school grounds or other prohibited places}
Stupidity is not illegal.
Now you also must stay away from your kids school.
She did not say anything about buying ammo. I am pretty sure "Tony" would have sold the most expensive personal defense rounds possible.
She made no comment about exploding bullets near the kids in Starbucks.
"You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing"
Posted Today, 07:24 PM
I am both a retired cop and a retired soldier. I also strongly believe that everyone has the right of self-defense and whether you want to admit or not, there are animals walking the streets killing innocent, unarmed people every day.
Did you know that you can walk into any car dealer and buy an automobile? There is no license required, many don’t even require a down payment. With good credit, you can walk in, sit down, sign your name and then get behind the wheel and attempt to drive away.
Of course, the chances that someone with even just a smidgen of common sense would do that.
Cars kill almost 40,000 people a year. That’s about 350% more than guns kill.
All of the people that cars kill are victims but many of the folks getting shot are perpetrators, muggers, rapists, and just good old gang bangers attempting to exert their savagery on others.
While all joining hands and singing kumbaya is a pretty picture the real world is entirely different.
A couple of years ago, here in Illinois, six women shopping at a dress store were put down on their knees and shot in the back of the by an armed robber. Only one survived.
I have often wondered that if it had been possible to ask them at the time of their death how they would liked to have had the opportunity to carry a concealed weapon to defend themselves if they would have?
There was a policeman in uniform in a marked squad car right outside the door in the parking lot while this was happening. The offender, to this day five years later, still has not been caught.
All of you warm hearted, good people cannot seriously be this naïve, can you?
Seriously, the legalization of dueling would end political pandering and solve political corruption in the State
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