Dead wrong on point three. Sharpton & Co. did for this case and the broader issue of Stand Your Ground what Schultz & Co. did for the people of Wisconsin. Huge injustices would have remained under the national radar and done ugly X 100 to people who deserve better.
I'm just sayin...
Point one being my take on Prosecuter press conference. Again that was my take.
But Sharpton has always been mostly about Sharpton. I haven't seen Jacson yet but am quite certain he will be out. There have been several homicides since incident, we're s the meda outcry about them. But that's to be expected.
It will all come out, I expect.
There are 10 kinds of people. Those that understand binary and those that don't.
I did — once feel threatened and damn near dew down on the detective I thought was a prowler!
I did — discover that damn near shooting someone can be the biggest deterrent to owning a gun.
I did — sell my guns back to the dealer the very next day.
Nuc, when you're the one shucking a round into the chamber, ready to place said round up someone's ass, you suddenly have a very sober POV on guns.
I have a sober view of guns now... TYVM. That's why I have never owned a gun. We had a couple of .22 rifles in the house when I was a kid, but those were mostly for shooting snakes and such, since we lived on some decent acreage in the middle of nowhere. BUT... I'm down here in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area... and if mob mentality or riots were ever to break out, or if there were a food shortage, etc. I would like to have a means of defending my home and family. So.. I am mentally preparing for a conversation with the wife about how and why and where to to store it. We have a 3 year old daughter who is inquisitive about everything. I'm thinking on top of kitchen cabinets with a gun lock. The cabinets are very high and even I have to exert a bit of effort to get up there.
Little ones in the house present you with a vexing conundrum. Locking your guns in a box above your kitchen cabinets doesn't do you much good in terms of self-defense. Not to mention, that's the first place an intruder is going to look if they think you might have guns in the house that they want to steal. If a gun is going to be of any use to you, you want the dang thing under your pillow or on your hip where you can get at it immediately if you're life is threatened.
The thing with a gun is that if you're going to have one, you have to be willing, ready and able to use it in an instant. Otherwise, why bother?
Yeah that's why we never had one... with kids it's a big risk we didn't want to take. And you can't keep it secure from them AND have it at a moments notice for protection... it's impossible. So why risk it ??
Well.. my thinking isn't so much about an intruder out of the blue... more like when food supplies start running out and people start acting crazy from hunger. That sort of scenario.... then I'll bring the gun down. I also recently installed a wall safe that is hidden..I may elect to put it in there. But the thing is... even in a safe.... gun lock stays on and bullets separate. For me this would be the best scenario with a child in the house as opposed to loaded and under my pillow, even with a gun lock.
Hell... it feels a wee bit sketchy down here now...seeing that I'm only about 10 minutes away from where the Zimmerman shooting took place.
Maybe I'm reading this wrong but if there are food shortages and things get crazy, one gun won't help - you'll need a machine gun nest to survive... and are you going to stay awake 24/7- 365 ?? Who's going to cover home when you go out for ammo ?? You'll need that arsenal that "survivalist" couple had in Tremors !! THEN they won't break into your Rec Room !!
Further complicating that is the fact that I live in a metropolitan area. I can take the aluminum hurricane shutters on the outside of my house and put them on the inside and screw them into the walls. I can then drill little holes to see out.
I'm not talking about a zombie siege. If I decide to "bug out" to the mountain areas where my Dad lives... at least I'll have a weapon for on the road.
1 gun and 2,000 rounds of ammo will be a small help... but it'll help. To watch someone come in and violate my home and family and to not have done anything in preparedness... well, I couldn't quite stand for that.
"Hell... it feels a wee bit sketchy down here now...seeing that I'm only about 10 minutes away from where the Zimmerman shooting took place."
Didn't hear anything did ya? You probably mean 10 min by car. I have no car these days, so I think of most distances in walking time. If I lived in a more dangerous area, I might think about owning a weapon. Hopefully I'll never have to make that choice?
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