GUNS: Protecting old women … a suitable gun!

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Erica and Herschel are heading up to Tampa this morning. Someone tried to rob Erica’s Mother. In her home. Mother got beat up pretty badly. In the hospital with some broken bones. They expect her to remain hospitalized for two weeks.

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Erica’s mother is a very lucky woman.

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South Carolina sheriff encourages women to obtain concealed weapons permits, carry guns
By Associated Press, Published: November 1

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves.

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“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

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“So if a Bravo Golf was to try and rape your sister, you’d kill to stop him; right?” “Yes, Miss Marie.” “If someone was going to kill any of your Classmates, what then?” “I’d do what needs doing.” “Yes, we women do. Did you know John’s paternal grandmother traveled the Oregon Trail, bore 13 children, and fought Indians and Outlaws? She’s in her 90’s now. I’ve read her letters. Women can kill when it’s needed. We may not be as physically strong as men, but who seems to get to change all the diapers?” — character “Marie” answering a question in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 262

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Now, I’m not sure that a 45 is a good choice for old women. Although my Great Aunt slept with one under her pillow for most of her adult life. In her old age, she rubber-banded the grip safety because her arthritis made it hard to squeeze the grip, but not to pull the trigger. On the range with it, she was all over the target. But who in their right mind would want to be down range from a scared crazy lady with a “fire hose spewing lead”. The Range Officer’s instruction to her was “Now, Dear, you just keep pulling the trigger until it locks open. The bad guy might have to reload it or beat you to death with it, but ammo is cheap compared to your life. Personally, I doubt you’ll have any trouble.” And, I heard him say it and I agree with him. Only a nut would mess with her. It was funny to see her do a Cooper stance resting on her cane. Would certainly scare the <synonym for excrement> out of me.

While I defer to the Sheriff’s sound advice, I’d recommend a 380 aka pocket rocket as easier to handle and just as scary.

Of course, if one is going for scary, nothing is as distinctive as the ratchet sound of loading a shotgun. Assuming the elder lady has the arm strength, that’s even more “impressive”. No aim needed and it usually stops at walls to prevent accidents.

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“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Very polite and very very safe.

I have George and Martha to keep me company; a matched identical pair of Colt M1911 45s. A great “show stopper”.

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MONEY: Pinch? Everyone should be scared!

Could You Raise $2,000 in a Pinch?
For Immediate Release
October 28, 2011

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Or would you feel pinched?

If your roof sprung a leak or your dentist said you needed a crown, would you be able to write a check to cover such an emergency?

Either might cost $2,000, but about half of Americans say they couldn’t come up with that much cash within 30 days.

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If half of Americans can’t come up with two grand in an emergency, imagine their reaction to our advice that you maintain as much as two years’ worth of spending in cash reserves. For most Americans, $2,000 wouldn’t even cover costs for much more than a month.

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I think that number is conservative.

For one income families, or families where the principle earner, where that earner is over 50, then two years is NOT imho enough.

Last time I updated my formula for estimating “time to find another job”, I had 50-54 as a 3 multiplier / 55-60 as a 4 / 60-65 as 5. That’s probably LOW!!!

A five multiplier says in effect that you may not work again. That is it predicts 5 years to find another job.

Based on what I’m hearing and seeing, 55 and up may be unemployable as other than the WalMart greeter.

These politicians have really mucked up this economy.

And, anyone over 40 should be scared for their “white collar” job. They should be seeking there own business and alternative streams of income.

Those one income families should be thinking along the same lines. Two earners and living on the lesser of the two paychecks is ideal.

No doubt that worse times are coming. Regardless of which party wins in 2012.

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