Just for women: 23 Truths about Firearms
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9. Your safety is your responsibility. Not your husband’s, nor the police, nor your kids.
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11. If a gun isn’t possible or desirable in your circumstances, come up with Plan B. One of my friends keeps a baseball bat near the front seat of her minivan. Another always has the most powerful pepper spray on the market in her purse, and yet another keeps an 18″ length of steel rebar wedged between the driver’s seat of her car and the middle console. Whatever your choice, always be aware of the location of your weapon, practice using it, and be comfortable with the thought that one day you may have to use it.
12. Don’t listen to celebrities and politicians who go on hysterical anti-gun rants. Remember, they can afford armed bodyguards and state-of-the-art home security systems. (Interesting that it’s okay if their bodyguards are armed but they don’t think law-abiding citizens should be able to own and carry guns.) I am my kid’s armed bodyguard.
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Are there any other truths I’ve missed?
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The three S’s? (Shoot, shovel, and shutup!)
“Gun control” = “Victim Disarmament”
“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose
The woman who’s hunted can become the hunter.
“God made men and women; Sam Colt made them equal.”
“Gun control has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with control.” — Mark Steyn
“For the cost of one of those expensive phones, one person could have ended this shooting spree.” referring to the Norwegian massacre. Like most “shooting incidents”, disarmed people are allowed to be slaughtered. Misguide liberal fantasies prevent good honest people a fighting chance to defend themselves.
Who, in their right mind, would want to be on receiving end of some crazy woman’s “pea shooter”? Even wearing a vest wouldn’t be a guarantee of safety. Ever seen how people shoot? While they may aim for the center of mass, that isn’t where the bullet always winds up.
You know the politicians have armed bodyguards. But that’s denied to the common folks — the Mundanes. Like the Warsaw Ghetto Jews. Waiting to be murdered.
Guns are just another tool.
And, as Heinlein wrote: “An armed society is a polite society.”
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