The perspective that people who want to ban guns never see

December 3rd, 2012

I think this blog post from a woman who was NOT killed in an episode of domestic violence is particularly apt considering the shooting at the Azana Salon here in Milwaukee:

Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, best cialis cheap who, there after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock. What kept me safe was my Glock and the fact that he knew I had both the ability and the will to empty a clip into his chest if he made good on his statements that if I did not come back, I would not see the next week. He never tried to do any of the things he screamed he would because he knew that not only would I defend myself but that I could. My Ex was nearly a foot taller than me and, at the time, had about 150 pounds on me. If he had been able to get close enough to me to harm me, there were very few options I had to protect myself. But with my Glock, well, I would be able to stop him before he got that close. I am alive today because he knew that if he tried to make that otherwise, there was a better than even chance he would be the one lying there in a pool of blood instead of me.

via An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock « doubleplusundead.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Billiam  |  December 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    To some, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is getting the guns out of the hands of the populace.

  • 2. Roland Melnick  |  January 2nd, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The people shouting the loudest about the need to do something about the violence focus on gun bans and restrictions. They are wasting time while the clock continues its countdown to the next Newtown/Aurora/Columbine/Tucson event.

    Look at all the resources we’ve poured, and continue to poor, into the “war on drugs.” Heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, etc. are all illegal, yet they are readily available. What makes anyone think a gun ban would be any more successful?

    Where there is a will, there is a way. How many people did Timothy McVeigh kill with a gun?

    Norway has very restrictive gun laws yet look at the damage determined a-hole Anders Behring Breivik committed. BTW, their soft-on-crime system sentenced him to a whopping 21 years with an option for 5 more if he’s deemed a threat.

    Chicago had 506 murders in 2012, yet has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.

    The deadliest US school shooting to date, Virginia Tech, was committed by a psychotic turd with handguns, not an assault rifle.

    Focusing on the instrumentality really gets us nowhere. If the next psychotic trend is to mow down large groups of people with motor vehicles, what will liberals cry about then?

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