Although I find it a bit sick to perpetuate the bizarre elevation of firearms to the level of the beloved, I guess that's what you have to expect in places like The Lone Star State. The gun is nearly sacred there.
TERRELL, Texas — A rural East Texas man has been reunited with his long-lost gun more than two decades after it was stolen. According to a Kaufman County Sheriff's Office statement, burglars took Bruce Garner's H&R nine-shot revolver from the Terrell man's home soon after he moved there in June 1989.
Although the thieves were never caught, deputies located the stolen firearm at a pawn shop. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Pat Laney said Garner and his gun were reunited at an upbeat property hearing Thursday morning.
The 59-year-old leathersmith says "it's a hoot" to have his favorite dispatch gun back again. "I was astounded."
Garner said he never forgot about the gun he used back when he hunted and trapped to raise extra money.
My question, though, is, what is a "dispatch gun?" Is that what it sounds like? When you wound an animal with a long-distance shot from a rifle, you walk up to it with the trusty revolver to finish it off? Is that what a "dispatch gun" is? I'm just aguessin'.
What's your opinion? Let's use the car comparison for a moment, don't you think it's weird when someone is overly attached to their car, giving it a name, treating it as if it were a person?
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