Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Preaching Fear to Justify Gun Ownership

Mike W. is preaching the fear doctrine again.  I can't figure him out really.  Is he actually this fearful and paranoid, or is it all an elaborate justification for the gun ownership and concealed carry activity.  What do you think?  It seems to me that many of these guys originally get guns because of some unreasonable fear or insecurity, then convince themselves of the necessity.  As time goes by, it's hard to see what came first.

We are always told that certain places are "safe places" and are hammered with the inane question, "why would anyone need to carry a gun in insert place here?"

The reality is that there are no safe places.  A man tried to rob two women on the sidewalk in front of a police station.  The man threatened to kill them but was unarmed.  If he hadn't been bluffing and had decided to make good on his threat the police sitting inside a few yards away wouldn't have stopped him.

You are on your own.  You and you alone are responsible for your own safety.  When the shit hits the fan make sure the person with a gun & capable of stopping the poo is you. Remember, there are no safe places.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. He's paranoid and over-justifying. I've spent my adult life volunteering in places that make me a little nervous, on the "bad side of town" and have been in dangerous situations, but not once have needed a gun. In fact, a gun likely would have escalated the situation and gotten someone killed.

    And studies have shown that you are more likely to be killed in street conflicts if you have a gun than if you don't have a gun.

  2. Yeah, Mikey, there are no safe places.

    Even when you're alone. There's this seriously crazy motherfucker and HE'S GOT A GUN. He wants you dead.

    You see him everytime you look in the mirror.


    Oh, he is you, Mikey!

    No real loss there.

  3. Ah, the idiots have come out of the woodwork again.

  4. Ah laci, always the vile, anti-gun bigot. Fits in perfectly with bigots like Jade & MikeB. Stay classy.

  5. Not at all Numbass, not vile, and not a bigot. Laci is not anti-gun, he IS anti-stupid, anti-dangerous / anti-gun violence.

    Is that anti YOU, perhaps?

    That would seem an informed, and well-justified position.

  6. In a humorous way, Laci has hit upon something useful. People who are so insecure and paranoid that they believe they need guns when they really don't could be considered mentally ill and unqualified.

    Problem solved.

  7. "Laci is not anti-gun, he IS anti-stupid, anti-dangerous."

    Laci has himself had two self-admitted negligent discharges. You can call him a lot of things, but anti-stupid and anti-dangerous shouldn't be among them.

  8. Anon, you are being inaccurate in your description of Laci's experience with accidental discharges.

    Those were small air guns,and in both cases they were safe discharges in the course of unjamming them from equipment malfunction, where the possibliity of such an occurrence was taken into account, and allowed for as part of the managing equipment failure.

    Not what most people classify as an accidental discharge, far more controlled and safe, no injuries. Not even what some people consider a firearm, as no gunpowder was involved in any way, just compressed air. Given the nature of the equipment in question, it is not always possible to unjam them without such a misfire.