posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 06:52 PM
I don't like guns much. I think giving birth and killing are two things that should be done very personally if they're to be done at all; they have
profound implications. The first you kinda can't avoid the personal nature of it. The second, guns make far too easy to do at a distance.
But no point in bringing a knife to a gunfight as they say, so I guess sometimes it is what is required for survival. I would have bought a glock eons
ago but I had a kid and, this is really stupid but at the time, I couldn't find a decent gunsafe. I mean it struck me as ludicrous that I could walk
out and buy a gun in like 5 different places but the only gunsafe I could find was a big case for a rifle. I don't want a gun until I have a decent,
quick access handgun safe because I won't leave the weapon unsecured, and I could never afford both of them at the same time (single mom thing), and
buying the safe without a gun never seemed like the priority next to trivial things like bills and school clothes, so it just hasn't happened yet.
They don't even have a public range here (disappointing, as OK is one of the two reddest red states. Whadayagottado to get a gunfreak opportunity
already?) -- I had wanted to take my daughter and I to some official classes when she turned 16.
I only knew that warning shots were a bad idea because someone told me that in college when I was taking a firearms class. Part of my martial days. I
really think most people do not know this stuff. Most of us 'learn' from media. We don't even realize we do. Often people just never think of
something until it happens, and then we have to fall back on whatever the brain has handy in the databanks. Usually something more harm than help, it
I was watching 'Haven' on hulu recently and they had this freak tornado coming down the street and so they all . . . hid behind a car in the
street. I am not making this up. That is the most moronic gross-out level of stupidity I have ever seen. Ok, so being right next to Joplin and
entwined with it in a few ways may have made me a little more emotional about this topic than the average person, but if anybody influenced by that
ever dies, I hope on some esoteric level the crassly irresponsible writers have to pay. That is just totally offensive. I would not expect a 12 year
old to write a script where people crouch behind a car from a tornado -- an incredibly movable, tossable object, likely to kill you even if the funnel
only passed near. Laying down in the bloody gutter (though that is likely pointless and doomed, better the deeper the ditch/gutter of course) would
have been wiser than hiding behind a car in the street.
I suppose it's on a different scale, but once I saw a movie where this woman marries a guy and announces he has to get rid of the cat he's had for
12 years because she's pregnant. That is ridiculously unnecessary and I would never get rid of a family member like that. I was so offended that this
movie badly indoctrinated a lot of stupid people to be sure that a pregnant woman can't even be in the same house with a cat without harm, let alone
with the idea that if you get in a relationship with someone, their family of a dozen years, animal or not, has to go for your convenience. All I
could think of was all the sweet cats that probably had their lives ruined over this because their owners were too stupid to know better. Yes... I
realize cats are not the topic and seem a lot less relevant than guns, but I was using it to example that media gives us bad examples. :-)