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Just a mini rant here. As most of you know, mr myn is a police officer. He likes guns. I like guns. I own a gun. We own many guns. I have a concealed carry permit. Whee.
And no – I’m not getting into a discussion about gun control. It’s an unwinnable argument. You can believe what you want and I can believe what I want and never the twain shall meet and all that.
However, you know what cracks me up? People who go on and on about how guns are bad and they’d never own a gun, or look on people who own them as some kind of social lepers, but then ask if mr myn can come and “take care” of an issue for them. “Hey, your husband’s a cop, right? My ex-bf is coming to this thing I’m at and I’m afraid he might try something. Do you think mr myn could come and just make sure nothing bad happens?”
Um. Ok. Yes. He’s a cop and he does his job very well. I’m sure if you’re family or a good friend, he wouldn’t mind watching out for you. On the other hand, isn’t it just a *tad* hypocritical to equivalate gun ownership to sleeping with Satan, but now that you’re afraid, it’s ok to ask a gun-toting person to help you? Why does that make it ok? Because you’re not the one pulling the trigger?
If you’re afraid for your life, take steps. Buy your own gun. Become familiar with your local laws. Go to the gun range. Learn how to use it. Buy a big ass dog. Take some defense training. Don’t date assholes.
Before you know it, you’ll have yourself a couple of AR-15’s and an off-roading jeep and there ain’t nothing gonna come between you and that zombie apocalypse. *cough*
In truth, though, don’t rely on others to help you out – there’s no guarantee that anyone will be around when you need it most. You’re responsible for your life. If you’re afraid for it, *do* something about it. There’s an old adage that says it’s better to be judged by twelve than carried by six. I tend to believe it. Doesn’t mean I advocate the senseless taking of life. If there’s a more peaceful resolution, by all means take it – just keep in mind that restraining orders are nothing more than paper, and about as useful.