Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.Sometimes death seeks you out unexpectedly. Sometimes, you're caught off guard, or unawares. Chaplain Forgy tells us that you have to do the best you can with what you have. Of course, it's better to make sure that what you have is something worth having.
Today the gun banning crowd wants everyone to light a candle for the people who have died from gun violence. It's not a bad sentiment, as far as it goes, and I'm actually sympathetic to a lot of the thought. People who found themselves facing sudden death, unexpectedly, deserve our remembrance.
But we should also remember Chaplain Forgy. Violence can sometimes appear out of a bright morning sky. At that point, good men and good women should praise the Lord, and use the tools that the Lord and human ingenuity have given them. If some Meth addled thug pulls a knife on me as I walk back from the supermarket, I will put my faith in the Lord, in jacketed .45 ACP hollow points, and in 19-by-God-11.
I lit a candle for the innocent victims, praying that the gun banners would stop trying to disarm them. And to those who would unleash violence unexpectedly on good people, I agree with Col. Cooper:
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that "violence begets violence." I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure—and in some cases I have—that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.To the innocent victims, I pray: Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
And to the animals who brought unexpected violence to then, I offer this:
Or the 1911. It'll kill the goblin just as dead. Think of the muzzle flash as lighting a candle.