Originally Posted by jen b
This from the blog post...
And you know what? Living in a state of fear is exhausting, stressful and at the very least shortens our quality of life if not quantity of life.
is so true.
I feel bad for folks who are constantly worried that the bad guys are coming to get them. That can't be at all fun. Sometimes I want to go around handing out Xanax like Johnny Appleseed.
I agree completely Jen. That is why I bring guns with me, so I don't need to worry. I sleep with it close to me and my dog who sleeps while I drive often stays up watching my surroundings for a few hours before curling up next to me.
I do however majorly resent your rude implication that gun owners are worried all the time. It is the typical liberal attitude that reflects your attitudes not those of gun owners. I suppose your solution like most liberals is to ban guns because you don't have any. I read stories every day about people defending themselves. This week... An elderly man killed someone breaking into his house who had an 18 page rap sheet. It was not the first time his house was broken into. There was a home invasion where a son saved his father and mother by killing one invader and driving off two others. These things rarely make the news because it doesn't fit with the liberal media agenda.
Not long ago here in Connecticut a badly beaten doctor crawled out of his burning basement. He was shot and thrown down a staircase and left for dead. Meanwhile his wife and two teemage daughters were raped and killed. I bet he has a gun now.
My niece was raped and killed in a church by a Baptist Deacon. Bad things happen. Ignoring them won't make them stop.
Firearms owners keep guns for protection and for peace of mind--because we don't want to live in fear. So while you take your chances, many of us would rather have a cheap insurance policy so we can sleep without worry because we have a plan for the time someone tries to break into our campers.