reply to post by Byrd
Good gawd Byrd....you were MUGGED??!?
Thankfully you weren't horribly injured by your assailant, at least I certainly hope you weren't!?
And you said the God's honest truth about a gun being involved in a personal attack, such as a mugging. Most incidences of personal attack, the
victims never even see it coming, and by the time they could even think about reaching for a gun on their person, they have been incapacitated, or in
some cases, the attack is already over and done with.
I'll be the first to admit, if I carried a concealed weapon, the likelihood of it being turned and used against me or my loved ones weighs far too
heavy on my mind to justify carrying one. In the heat of a struggle, no matter how prepared someone thinks they are, absolutely anything can
The individuals that I personally know who have their CCLs, routinely participate in training exercises and target practice. IMHO, if someone wants
to walk around with a gun on their hip, they damn sure well better know how to use it and keep it from being used against themselves. And going to
the shooting range and firing head-on at a sheet of paper 3 or 4 times a year ain't gonna cut it.
Many that own guns, but don't have their CCL, don't realize that shooting at a moving human being is not even in the same galaxy as trying to hit
the same spot on a stationary sheet of paper over and over. Like you, I would rather leave it to those who are properly trained for such possible
encounters. And if I happen to find myself in a situation in which no one in my proximity can do so, then I suppose I would get my ass whipped
because, much to my husband's chagrin, I do not feel comfortable carrying a gun because I am a colossal retard and entirely too clumsy. Not. Gonna.
I didn't even see your previous, earlier post until after my own first post, since I saw the title of the thread and responded to it before reading
any of the other comments. Something I have generally learned not to do, lest I make an ass out of myself. But, I'm a work in progress, you
Anyway, I'd like to make it clear that my original post was made prior to reading yours and was in no way related to, influenced by, nor meant as a
response to your original post, and quite honestly, I was horrified after I subsequently read yours and considered the possibility that anyone may
have thought otherwise. I have always had the utmost respect for you Miz Byrrrrrd, and one of those reasons being your indomitable spirit and
tenacity at defending your stance on a matter.
I have very close relationships in my life with people on both sides of the gun issue, and I concede to the rational points made by both. My personal
point of contention just happens to be what I consider a "Band-Aid" approach to whittling away at the right to bear arms, which does virtually
nothing to deter the criminals using them and only serves to encumber the American citizen who lawfully exercises their right to bear arms.