MacBourne's Musings

Time to go back to the land: Planning to be as off-grid as I can - in the process there'll be music, guns, guitars, a smattering of politics (really kind of over that), CNC routing, yeah - a bunch of other stuff, too. Conservative with libertarian leanings - no wookie suit, yet. Μολὼν λαβέ - ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

Month: February 2012

Why should you carry?

Officer “Smith” has an interesting read…

I’m going to say something here that is going to raise some hackles. Then I’m going to explain my statements and, hopefully, make everyone buy it. Here we go. Ready?
Buy a gun. Get a bat. Own some weapon and have enough skill to use it to save your own life and the lives of your family members. DO NOT RELY ON THE POLICE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU.
Wait. What’s this? What heresy are you speaking of? Officer Smith, are you really telling me not to rely on the police to protect me? What about that “Protect and Serve” horse shit plastered all over the sides of their patrol cars? Aren’t they SUPPOSED to protect me?
Now, let me explain.”


Officer “Smith” speaks the truth and explains it well…

Image courtesy Oleg Volk

Snell: Your life is precious, protect it – Iowa State Daily: Opinion

Someone who gets it:

“She was dead.

The woman lay on her back in the middle of the street. Her eyes were open and staring up at the sky, clouds reflecting on the haze forming over them. Pools of thick, dark syrup formed under her back, her life blood oozing out across the black asphalt around her body.

I was there when she died.

It’s a hell of a thing, death. Anyone who has been around it knows about that moment when someone goes from being a person to a thing. It’s a curiosity, almost magical in a way. You can’t help but be mesmerized.

Dying is a threshold we all have to step over someday, and your instincts force you to watch someone else do it, perhaps to see if you can learn some secret — a secret that will help you the moment you cast off your own mortality.

But this was a time when the line was crossed too soon and for no good reason: This woman was shot and killed by her jealous ex-boyfriend.”

RTWT at Iowa State Daily:

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