Monday, January 10, 2011

Beware the feeble minded- DON'T READ THIS BLOG TODAY

If you are feeble minded, easily led, susceptible to suggestion or get angry enough to kill because you see disturbing visual images- GO NO FURTHER ON THIS BLOG!

I usually refrain from talking about three things- Politics, religion and how you raise your kids.
I figure you have every right to raise your kids as you see fit as long as you aren't abusing or neglecting them. And if you are religious I am not going to change you from a Catholic to a Mormon ( I'm neither BTW) by giving you my views on Jesus, Golden Tablets or stone ones. I believe in God and have my own vision, and I sure don't want to defend myself against yours. Same with politics.

 But the shooting of the Congresswoman and the killing of innocent people who had come to meet her has me upset. I genuinely feel great sadness for their families. The boy who shot them is truly disturbed. I trust that he will be dealt with in a lawful fashion, as I must.

What really has me angry though, is the absurd notion that Sarah Palin had any thing to do with that boys mental health, the reason he had firearms or that she is culpable in any way for their deaths.

Saying so is akin to saying that The Beatles are responsible for the murders committed by Charles Manson because they made the White Album. Or that Jodie Foster is responsible for John Hinkley Jr because she depicted a character shooting a gun in her movies. Or that the creators of any website, book, movie or video game is going to be responsible for others going out and shooting someone else.
Shall we talk about censorship?

The Liberals have targeted Sarah Palin in their own way. I know she is capable of defending herself, but as a certified Handgun Instructor I do feel angry that this is just one more way they are trying to take our basic freedoms away. 

I have every right to feel this way.
You can disagree.

My point is that if you are feeble minded and unstable, and you want to go out and kill someone, you are probably going to do it. If you can't get a gun, you will use a knife, or a bow, or a Buick. The rest of us, the individuals that have governors on our brains, emotions and actions will not- under any circumstance- go out and kill anyone with anything.

Do we need to protect ourselves from these mentally deficient individuals? Yes. Are there rules in place to prevent unstable, crazy or felonious individuals from acquiring weapons? Yes- Many. Can those rules be circumvented- You bet your bippy!

I own guns.
I like guns.
I am free and over twenty one with no criminal record and it is my right to carry and use a gun.I don't need anyone telling me that I can't. As long as I stay within the laws of my State and my God I will continue to use and enjoy ( Yep I said it- ENJOY!) firearms. 

As a matter of fact, here are a few of my favorite types of guns.

                                                                         BEWARE !!!!      

                                       SECOND CHANCE TO BAIL ON THIS BLOG!!!!!!
If you are feeble minded,mentally deficient, susceptible to suggestion or on a murderous rampage - go no further! Gun pictures posted below!!

This a Sturm Ruger Vaquero, Single Action Revolver. Comes in .22, .357 and .45 calibers. I have had and shot all three. It is my favorite gun for target practice. You can hit anything with a gun like this and it is PRETTY!!! All of mine have custom ivory grips. I have holsters that I wear around my hips. I have never shot anyone with this kind of gun. Not ever! Not even when I disagree with their political beliefs.

These are Colt Detective 'Snubbies'. They are great for personal defense. Never leave home without one! They are .38 caliber, and you can get them in chrome or blue. I have a blue one. I keep it next to my bed. I keep it loaded. I have never shot anyone with a gun like this. NOT EVER. Not even once. I have never even nicked someone in the knee or the shoulder or the hand, like in the movies.

This is a Smith and Wesson model 60, .38 caliber. Mine has grips with a Crimson Trace sight. I love this gun. I love Smith and Wesson revolvers. When you point them and squeeze the trigger they always go BANG. No need to remember to take off the safety, remember if you have one in the pipe, worry whether the clip has bullets in it or if it will jam. It won't. Excellent weapon for anyone to use for self defense. I have never shot anyone with a weapon like this. Never. Ever.

And I don't expect any of you will go out and shoot anyone either. Not ever. Not for any reason.
Not with any one of these firearms.
But you have the right and the duty to defend yourself against some mental midget who might.
And these firearms are good choices against that day.
Stay Well Armed my friends.


redhorse said...

Thank you for your sound judgement and the tutorial on guns.

I have felt like hell for the people who were killed and wounded, for the witnesses and for the families.

I was also very angry by the idiots who wanted to blame Palin and the teaparty before any facts were known.

I guess that means I'm not feeble-minded (yet). :)

GunDiva said...

Guess what? I love my guns, too. And I've never shot anyone with any of them. Could I if I *had* to? And by *had*, I mean to defend myself or my family from an immediate threat. The answer is absolutely, positively, without a second thought yes.

But, mostly, they're FUN and they're legal for me to own and use for fun and defense. But I never would use them on someone just because I disagreed with them.

Thanks for this post.

C-ingspots said...

(big grin) :) And...I bet never, ever, not ever, has one of your guns "gone off" all by itself either. Amen sista!!

(and believe it or not, I only live 1 hour from Portland)

Mikey said...

Amen to that. I like that last gun a lot.
I think Palin showed poor judgment with that map. Very poor. I don't think she's responsible in any way, but the whole thing is in poor taste.
I've never shot anyone and I surely don't intend to. But yes, if some crazy comes into my house (I think of Elizabeth Smarts' abduction often), I want to defend myself. I have "weapons" all over the place, as most anything can be a weapon. I have these old hand irons, vintage. Those things are a block of metal and if I hit someone with one, trust, they would go down. Doesn't always have to be a gun to defend yourself.

Mrs Mom said...


Now, I never would have picked you for a fan of wheel guns! Can you believe I've never shot one? Looks like I am going to have to root through the rental case at the range and learn about them ;)

I agree with Mikey---- ANYTHING can be a weapon. The BEST weapon on the planet is YOUR BRAIN. Amen.

(Do you still love me even though I carry combat tupperware daily?)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Speaking to the choir, chicka! :)

Totally in support of personal gun ownership and in support of Sarah Palin, too. She rocks!

I am drooling over those lil 'snubbies'. Would love to have one for my hiking gear when we're out on the trail. Never know if we'll come upon a bear, mountain lion or creepo.

Great post!

Vaquerogirl said...

Combat Tupperware- Hysterical!!
I have pistols too- I just like the revolver much better. Pretty is as Pretty does! Of course I still love you!

Mikey- bad judgement but not criminal. Yes, everything can be used as a weapon-even dogs.

c-ing spots- my guns are well behaved. They never go off with out me!

LOR- Those snubbies are only good for about as far as 15 feet- and they are only .38 caliber. For BEARS especially you want at least a .357, which would rock your world or a .45 which would be a little eassier to control. But they would work on a creepo- just showing it to him might do the trick!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I love the little .38 revolver that I carry on my person.

When I used to live in AZ, I carried a big, old German-made .22 revolver. It was mostly the size that made it 'scary'.

For home protection, I am much more of a fan of the shotgun.

I thought the blame-game that started immediately after the shootings was in extremely poor taste.

I think Palin is an idiot, but I sure as heck don't blame her for a mentally disturbed individual going on a shooting spree. And all the comments I saw from people blaming the Republican party? Absolutely insane.

Unfortunately for the anti-gun people, my family lives by the motto, "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns". No doubt about which side of the law my family will reside on then. :-)

Mrs Mom said...

Gotta agree- no way in hell would I want only a .38 should we come up on a bear OR a wild boar. Plinking either one of those critters with something like that would only serve to piss them off in a BAD way.

And BECG-- you guys are not the only ones who live by that theory, and we'd be right there with ya! ;)

Maia said...

And now the East Coast of the country will pipe in. I, too, am not a Sarah Palin supporter, I'm not even a Republican, however the circus that the media has turned this into sickens me. How can they think that any sane rational person would think that Sarah Palin was responsible for this, simply because they keep bleating on that she is. I think that they actually believe that if they say something enough times, the sheeplike American people will believe it.

That's thing one that sickens me about this whole mess. Thing two, again from our friends in the media, is the sorrowful voiced commentator, like some kind of funeral director, going on about, "what influenced him, to do this? Whatever was he thinking? What drove him to do it?"

Hello, who cares what he was thinking. He's schizophrenic, you don't want to know what he was thinking. He did it. A whole crowd of people and a video camera saw him do it. Why are they turning him into some kind of internet darling, in some stupid attempt to prove their point. I think it's just too bad, somebody in the crowd didn't accidentally step on a gun, causing it to misfire, and shoot him in the head.

And last but not least, we have those darling Baptists, who going to the nine year girl's funeral to protest homosexuality, abortions, or whatever else strikes their fancy. Isn't carrying a sign at a child's funeral that says, "Little girl, God hates you and you are rotting in hell," a swell Christian thing to do?

This whole thing is such a sad comment on our country.

PS: David Brooks had a wonderful editorial in the New York Times today on the idiocy of the media.

Stephanie said...

Right ON GIRL!

You're looking at a .45 girl right here!

Great post - I totally agree, they will say ANYTHING to take her down and I don't get it. Is she that much of a threat that they have to pin even the impossible on her?? To my memory I can't recall the Rep party doing that to any Dem candidate - not even Hillary. Then of course we don't own the media....

Saying "Guns kill people" is like saying "Pencils misspell words" its just stupid.

C-ingspots said...

Great comments ladies!! And, I just want to add 1 more thing...I second what Maia said. :)

redhorse said...

"PS: David Brooks had a wonderful editorial in the New York Times today on the idiocy of the media."

That's the problem, the media are idiots. How do we vote THEM out?

Reddunappy said...

(stands up) clap clap clap clap!!!
Great post!!
I carry a "little" AMT .45 backup, when I feel like I need to! If someone sees that hole pointed at them they better be heading the other way!!!!
On Sara Palin, watching her TV show, just shows me how dorky and "normal" she is!!! LOL LOL

Rising Rainbow said...

I missed the thing on Sarah Palin being blamed. Sometimes you just have to wonder what those people are smoking, don't ya???

The thing that gets me is they're looking for simple solutions when nothing about this is simple. A society that spawns such behaviors has major, complicated issues. No quick fix like gun control is going to fix anything.

I heard that Joy woman on The View say one day she hated the Palins. I remember how abruptly those words struck me. I know fear must be behind such a comment but does this woman not know "hate" IS the problem.

I do not own a gun. The way things are going I probably will. I'm thinking driving across the country by myself probably warrants it. When the day comes I'm ready to get one, I know the bloggers I'm going to contact for help.

Building Life in AK said...

I like the S & W .38. I have a S & W 10 mm and it is lovely :)

Carolyn said...

Nice rant, B!