He told me that if I didn't have a place to rant, my head would explode. And I have to admit that the explosion is getting close.
This morning I watched a video by our bumbler and chief. He again wants to take our guns. And if he can't get his hands on them, he wants us to keep our guns under lock and key. Now I can understand that perhaps households with small children might want to keep their guns out of reach.
Just for the record, my four children were raised around firearms. They were taught about safety and respect for the tools, for that is what they are. That tool brought home venison to feed them. That tool chased off someone who might have done them harm. They, unlike many today, were raised to have respect for their parents and for the rules.
Picture a 77 year old woman who lives alone in an apartment located in the downtown area of a rather large suburb. When I first moved here about 25 years ago, I knew the neighbors. Even though I am surrounded by bars, I had no fear of walking my dogs after dark. I worked in the neighborhood and had no fear of walking a few blocks home after 10 PM.
That has changed. I wouldn't consider going out after dark now. The neighborhood has changed in that there seem to be more people who are angry most of the time compared to the friendly neighbors of years past. My building is over 100 years old. The cheapest of doors were used when the upper floor was converted to apartments. A good swift kick could open my door.
I don't move fast at all any more. The pace of a herd of turtles is an apt description! So someone kicks in my door. What am I supposed to do. Ask the intruder politely to please wait to hurt or kill me while I go unlock my gun safe? Or without any protection, perhaps if I throw a can of tomatoes at him, that might just keep me alive. (snark)
I want to peacefully live out my remaining years. And that includes avoiding any violence. We all know that violence is becoming more prevalant in our society. I pray the time never comes when I need to protect myself from the bad guys. Who have guns. Who will never give up their guns.
And because our government is only going after the good guys with guns, mine will stay within reach. And will not be locked up. And will not be turned in no matter what fraudulant laws the state or federal boneheads come up with. After all, the Second Amendment is there to protect the citizens from a tyranical government.
Looks like we may need them sooner than later.