The Gross National Debt

Monday, January 21, 2013

Crunch time

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Fred Eister, you don't know him but he's a preacher and sits on the Sycamore City Council, left a short while ago. We talked about killing people.
Also a punk band. Never listened to 'em.

Yes really.

He recalled a conversation he had many years ago with a young man who wanted a gun for home defense. Fred asked the man if he could kill someone.

Horrified, the man said he could not kill someone.

Fred told him he did not need a gun for home defense. He reasoned unless the man was actually willing to kill someone, a home defense gun was a greater danger to the man than to a would-be criminal.

Say on Say on.

When teaching Vicki to shoot, I told her to get a pump shotgun for home defense. The sound of a pump shotgun racking a round into the chamber is unmistakeable. It will cause a near fatal fecal hemorrhage in a criminal who has his wits about him.

If said criminal is lacking wits (an idiot or whacked on street corner prescriptions) and ignores the sound of the gun being loaded, then Vicki knows she is going to have to shoot and kill someone. She is willing to do that.

For that matter, so am I.
That's a two-way street.

Let me stress here. Neither Vicki, Fred nor I want to end someone's life. But if someone breaks into my house and hears the sound of my Mossberg cycling and keeps coming, then we're both committed. I have children in my house. I will protect them.

Could you kill someone?

I understand some people cannot do this. I do not understand why they cannot do this. If you are a parent and someone is trying to harm or kill your child, you won't fight back with deadly force?

I just don't get that.

What I do get is what Fred said. If you cannot bring yourself to end someone's life, then you have no business packing heat in self defense.

1 comment:

  1. A wise man once said, "Never pull a gun unless you have the express intent to kill the person." The idea that all someone needs to do is pull out a Az97 Blastomatic with Extended extended clip and point it at someone and that will terrify the guy into running is a fantasy. But so many people still cling to the fact they can protect their family with a gun but never fire it. Get a baseball bat folks or a golf club.

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