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|Subject: Re: Ah, No AR-15, Cowering Boston Libs??||Date: 4/20/2013 11:09 AM|
|Author: alstroemeria||Number: 1872115 of 1976760|
I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes, wishing they had an AR-15 with a high-capacity magazine?
I wouldn't want one for free with free ammo for life. I think guns in the house are as much danger-promoting as safety-promoting, although I support the right to own guns (up to a point) for those who think/feel differently. Especially for those who hunt for food.
I'm a prepper on a small scale (prepared for a short-term disaster, not the zombie apocalypse or govt-has-people-like-me-in-their-sites-so-I-need-anti-aricraft-missiles type of prepper) and read websites geared toward preppers from time to time.
The other day I stumbled across an online forum in which well-armed men are distraught that the gummint might take away their wives' guns because they take or have taken an antidepressant. I ask myself why aren't they worried that a depressed spouse might kill themselves with a gun? Or that a depressed or very unhappy teenager in the home or neighborhood might do so?
SO in answer to the Congresscritter who thinks I'd cower in my bed wishing for a military-level weapon--No; not even for my son who lives in the Boston area. I note that everyone who stayed out of the town where the suspect ran was safe, as were those within the town who stayed indoors. And if people had been armed at the time of the bombing, I wonder how many innocents would've been shot? If the guilty parties would've been identified, let alone taken down--accurate info took some time.
My son, a teacher and runner, & his GF, a teacher and bike racer, spent this week, spring break, at a cottage in Western Mass, keeping warm in the unseasonably cold weather with a wood fire, taking hikes, cooking, sightseeing. He was out of cell range, which was terribly frustrating this week as I really wanted to hear his voice, but he called this morning from Route 2 on their way home, lives and limbs intact. A relief for me, but I am pained for the mothers of those grievously injured and dead. Ironically--or perhaps not--wisdom gained through IEDs in recent wars is helping first-responders and doctors to care better for the injured. I hope their insurance covers proper prostheses for those who need them.
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