Why do we need an 18 inch blade when a 14 incher will do?:confused:
RICHARD, for some reason I thought you might like this...
Have you ever lived where nature can enter your yard? Coyotes, moose, or bears? Wolves maybe?
If I remember right you have visited AK. Would you visit again knowing any resident could be carrying a concealed firearm without a license?
You are also aware that full auto firearms are still legal in California?
Seriously ... yes, there are things in my life that I regret, and things I would love to do over. But I'm not about to go out and start shooting people. I am trying to do a better job at not dwelling so much on past things, but to use it as a way to live differently in the future. I'm grateful for encouragement (and the occasional, virtual smack on the back of the head) from my PT Friends!
How sad. Firefighters were shot while doing their job.Quote:
WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — The police chief in Webster, N.Y., says that four firefighters were shot while responding to a blaze in the town near Rochester and that two are dead.
Chief Gerald Pickering says "one or more shooters" fired at the firefighters Monday morning. Officials say they had arrived at the scene of the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore around 6 a.m.
Officials say a fire started in one home and spread to two others and a car.
Never, not once, not one single time, was I so afraid that I felt the need to be ready to kill someone.
Logic has nothing to do with it.
I'm not for or against a gun for personal protection and I don't personally own one. And since I indeed was home when someone was trying to break in, and I live in a rural area with only the state police at our disposal and figuring about an hour to get here once called, then I would have been on the pro-gun side at that time. Fortunately, the rest of the family was home and my son took care of the situation without any weapon or assault, and it got reported to the state police. If I lived alone 24/7, then I probably would take steps to assure that I was as safe as possible, and if it included owning a gun (after gun safety and operating courses), then I most likely would. I don't "like" them, but I have a healthy respect for them - taught to me by my ex who was in law enforcement for the majority of his working days, and was a Marine and weapons instructor at The Basic School in Quantico, VA in his military days.
There is no right or wrong on this subject in my opinion. I do believe that violence of any kind is wrong.
I assure you it's been a very, very long time since I've feared another human.
To illustrate it in another way, some people carry a AAA card, others carry tools, a couple of critical spares, and make sure they do a maintenance check on their vehicles before leaving on a trip. Guess which option I take?
Make no mistake. That is what a gun is. The option to kill. The means to kill. A "tool" that has no purpose except to kill.
I check my oil...I prepare my vehicle...I do all that stuff. But prepare to kill?? No thanks.
LH - you claim(even though you are the one who introduced fear to the discussion...) What will it take to help you see the "other side?" You know...to connect to the light?Quote:
I have a complete disconnect because I deride the very basic viewpoint of being prepared as fear
Oddly enough...I remember this commandment..."thou shall not kill..." and I don't remember any qualifiers! (Such as...unless you fear people wearing hooded sweatershirts in the rain....or unless the other people have their music too loudd...or unless...) But then...perhaps the rules have changed since my education????