I have so much trouble explaining to my anti-gun acquaintances why I carry a gun and why I keep a loaded gun locked up in a quick-vault in my room. They tend to accuse me of fantasizing about shooting a bad guy and being a hero.Word. All I can suggest is this. Baaaaa.
It doesn't matter to them how many examples like this you show, they just claim that you're at more risk of shooting yourself than you are of the bad guy (not true) or that your kid is more likely to get hold of it and hurt herself than it will be used to protect her (also not true).
How do you explain to someone who will literally scrap the Constitution in order to protect themselves from the miniscule risks associated with legal gun ownership and terrorism that they've focused on the wrong boogeyman?
Al Qaeda is not a risk to the average American. Billy-Bob the methhead IS. Yet they want the PATRIOT act to strip our 4th and 5th amendment rights to protect us from Al Qaeda while making fun of guys like me that are focusing on the real risks. They want to ban guns in America because less than 100 people died in the last decade in mass shootings, and make fun of me for worrying about Tooki from the 'hood who has harmed and killed THOUSANDS in the same time period.
I don't get it. How do you explain to someone who thinks I have a small dick and want to shoot someone so I can be a hero that I'm praying for peace, but preparing for war just in case?
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Quote of the day: we have small dicks edition
Goober (in the comments here) nails the vacuity - nay, the bovinity - of the gun banners. His comment is reprinted here in full, worthy of being engraved on marble in letters of gold: